Wednesday, 13 December 2017

Dear Edinburgh,

Dear Edinburgh,

You have exceeded all my expectations and now I never want to leave.
Edinburgh has to be one of the most festive cities in the world, they have convinced me Australia is doing Christmas all wrong. Everywhere you look the streets are filled with lights, mulled wine stalls and Christmas tree's galore and I am truly in my element.

I have always been a winter baby but being over this side of the world has cemented that theory 100%. Although Edinburgh is freezing, the city is filled with so much warmth.
I am sad I am only here for 4 days but 4 days is enough to tell me I will be back as soon as possible.
Not to mention the beautiful Christmas markets, which I thought deserved it's own dedicated post.

Christmas is the most wonderful time of the year and being on this side of the world makes me want it to be Christmas every two months. I want every weekend to be filled with mulled wine, crepes and iceskating and every morning to be filled with a Starbucks x-hot almond milk latte with an extra shot. I hate that I am one of those people with an obnoxious coffee order but that coffee here at Starbucks is too good to pass up. Also I am so in love with all the Christmas coffee cups you get because we barley get anything like that is Aus. I am getting way to comfortable with the way of life on this side of the world.

Other than Edinburgh doing Christmas well, they also do everything else incredibly well. Including the beautiful cobbled streets, beautiful independently owned stores, the incredible Edinburgh Castle, the stunning views, endless local pubs, the lively atmosphere, the busking bagpipe players and the wonderful food and drink. I believe you could spend a huge chunk of time in Edinburgh and not run out of things to do for a very long time.

Thank you for being everything I expected and more Edinburgh.

Lots of Love,