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A Weekend in the City - Edinburgh

Last weekend was a Bank Holiday here in the UK which felt like the perfect opportunity to hop on a train and go on a little adventure to the Scottish capital of Edinburgh. One of my friends lives quite close to the city centre, and after visiting for Hogmanay, I was excited to visit again and experience a little more of what is fast becoming one of my favourite places...

After a lazy morning, we had a little wander toward the castle, and stopped off at El Toro Loco for some Mexican street food.  I had their burrito bowl with pork carnitas and guacamole which was amazing.  I became a tad obsessed with the decor, and even more obsessed with the food.  If you are near Edinburgh Castle, and feeling a little peckish, definitely stop here for burritos, quesadillas, tacos and more! 
El Toro Loco, Edinburgh

We are all secret nerds and had a great time exploring the National Museum of Scotland.  There is so much stuff to see there; nature, fashion, science, culture, the list goes on! It's the perfect stop for friends, couples, families. There really is something for everyone. If you find yourself in Edinburgh on a rainy day, pop in and have a look for Dolly the Sheep! 
National Museum of Scotland

The weekend quickly turned into an Edinburgh foodie weekend and for dinner on Saturday, we went to Khushi's which is hands down the best Indian restaurant I have ever been to.  I was a little boring and decided to have a chicken korma, with a side of garlic naan and onion bhajis, but it was heavenly.  Khushi's is the oldest and longest-running Indian restaurant in Edinburgh and I can see why! Great value, better food and a fab atmosphere. 10/10 would recommend. 

After a night of dancing our arses off in some questionable bars, we popped over to The Blue Bear cafe for brunch on the Sunday morning.  I had their Build Your Own Bear breakfast - scrambled eggs on granary toast with black pudding, hash browns and baked beans.  It was just what I needed after a night of drinking.  I loved how this place didn't try too hard to be cool, and it just focused on producing good quality food and a friendly atmosphere. And they had board games, what more could you ask for? 

We walked along the river to Dean Village before popping in to the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art.  We always seem to end up visiting Modern Art galleries, and this one did not disappoint. I loved the Music from the Balconies - Ed Ruscha and Los Angeles exhibition. 
Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, Edinburgh

For our last meal out, we headed to Gusto for an Italian.  I had their tagliatelle with prawns and garlic and their dough petals, basically a fancier and more delicious version of a garlic dough ball.  I loved the decor of this place, it felt so chic and the food was gorgeous. 
Gusto, Edinburgh

Before catching our train home, we decided to visit the Scottish National Portrait Gallery.  We saw the Graham MacIndoe self-portrait series, Coming Clean.  Graham was a heroin addict who beat his addiction and has been clean for 7 years. The photographs were quite graphic but incredibly moving and powerful.  If you get the chance, go and have a look. 

Have you visited Edinburgh before? Where's your favourite UK city? 

Thanks for stopping by, 

Nai xo

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  1. Gorgeous photos. Edinburgh is always a place I've wanted to visit, it just looks so cool!
    Jen, Velvet Spring. xo

    1. Thanks Jen! It's such a fab city, definitely try and get there if you can! xoxo

  2. I lived in Glasgow when I was 2 years old (many moons ago) and haven't been back to Scotland since. Edinburgh looks like such an interesting city, definitely going on my travel bucketlist! 😁


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