The Giant Lanterns of China, Edinburgh Zoo

Chinese Lanterns in Edinburgh. Myths & legends

“Me fellow travellers, good evening. Welcome to a magical land, a world of myths and legends, of adventure and fantasy.”

We’re about to meet fantastic creatures and learn some whimsical stories straight out of a different realm. Are you ready to go with me?

The Giant Lanterns of China is a regular display in Edibnurgh Zoo, taking place every winter (from the middle of November till the middle of February). There are over 400 lanterns, lighting a magical trail through the Zoo. I was lucky to take part in the event this week and it was more amazing than I expected!

Folk walk at The Hermitage of Braid

Into the woods you have to grope, but that’s the way you learn to cope.
Into the woods to find there’s hope of getting through the journey.

Into The Woods musical

How about a wee walk into one of the most enchanting places I’ve discovered recently?

A long and winding path ahead of us, leading among tall twisted trees, in the company of a babbling brook and the fresh scent of wild garlic. Sounds like a pretty nice adventure, doesn’t it?

70s’ vibes at Dean Village

There is a place in Ediburgh, where I’m going every time I want to feel like in a fairytale.

Hidden in a small city valley, which used to be a grain milling area over 800 years ago. Today, if you listen carefully, you can still hear the wind of history there, blowing between magnificent victorian court, gray brick buildings reminding of medieval times and colourful houses by the river.