Bluebell forest, 12 miles walkway along the river, babbling brooks, whimsical trees and… Scottish coos!
Most of you probably associate Edinburgh with some historical landmarks, old buildings, cobbled streets and characteristic gray sandstone architecture. Meanwhile, there are quite a lot beautiful natural locations here, which are not well known among tourists and definietely worth to see. I’d like to introduce you my 5 favourite ones. They’re all located within Edinburgh, not further than 30 minutes by a bus from the city centre.
Continue reading ➞ My 5 favourite natural places in Edinburgh
“What a strange thing! To be alive
beneath cherry blossoms.”
Kobayashi Issa, Poems
There are several days every year, when Edinburgh turns into a pink fairytale.
All thanks to Sakura trees, blooming in many places in the city. You can hide in their shadow, waiting for a bus at the main street. You can look for them in some hidden corners of different disctricts or go for an enchanting walk along cherry alleys at the Meadows.
Continue reading ➞ Cherry blossoms fairytale in Edinburgh
“As darkness falls and the fire torches are lit, our drums will thunder and the May Queen will awaken.”
From the description of Beltane Fire Festival 2018
Come with me to the ancient times, to celebrate the festive of light and fire, nature and life!
We’ll go along with the May Queen, to meet all the strangest creatures from myths and legends. We’ll see the Green Man being reborn and then we’ll dance around Beltane bonfire, joyfully celebrating the coming of Summer!
Continue reading ➞ Beltane Fire Festival in Edinburgh!
“Spring has returned. The Earth is like a child that knows poems.”
Rainer Maria Rilke
Spring has come – time of wonders, inspiration and new chances!
If you follow my Instagram, you already know that spring is my favourite time of the year (along with autumn, but more about that another time). I don’t know how it works, but spring always makes me feel so refreshed and happy! It’s like coming back to life after long winter hibernation.
Continue reading ➞ 10 things I love about spring
“A cold wind was blowing from the north, and it made the trees rustle like living things.”
George R. R. Martin, A Game of Thrones
Spring? What spring? It’s time for second winter!
When I am writing these words, snow is already melting behind the window and all I can hear is the rain, silently tapping on the window sill. But only 5 days ago we had really strong blizard here, which lasted almost 3 days! If I lived in a castle, I could totally feel like in Winterfell 😉
Continue reading ➞ Winter has come to Ediburgh!