Bennets bar 

Bennets Bar, Edinburgh

It is one of these wonderful dark pubs with old furniture in Edinburgh, Scotland: Bennets bar in the Leven Street, opened in 1839. They offer a wide range of whiskies, ales and some Scottish meals. If you’re unsure what spirit to choose – the barkeeper knows best and can recommend the right drink for you. One of these places with a special atmosphere I could spend hours in. Continue reading “Bennets bar “

Beer tasting

Andrew Usher & Co., Edinburgh

We went through the city center of Edinburgh, Scotland to find a highly-recommended bar close to the university – only to find it closed. But luckily next to it Andrew Usher & Co., a student bar with many different beers on tap was open. A lovely place with self-service and board games (including a Lord of the Rings Trivial Pursuit) – a good place to relax. Continue reading “Beer tasting”

Princes Street Gardens

Princes Street Gardens, Edinburgh

If you’re tired of walking around in the streets of Edinburgh, Scotland you might consider a break in the Princes Street Gardens. They are located underneath Edinburgh Castle and can be found along the Princes Street beginning at the Waverley train station. This area was originally a lake that was continuously contaminated by sewerage from the old city center and was therefore dried-out. The park was then created in 1820. Continue reading “Princes Street Gardens”

HMY Britannia

HMY Britannia, Edinburgh

The Britannia was a yacht used by the royal family from 1954 to 1997. It was utilized for 696 journeys to other countries and Prince Charles and Lady Diana had their honeymoon on the ship. In 1986 it was used to evacuate 1000 refugees from Yemen. Later it anchored in Leith now belonging to Edinburgh, Scotland and is maintained and used as a museum ship. Continue reading “HMY Britannia”