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  • Picture This: Edinburgh’s Gothic Missile
    on Mar 18, 2011 in See Edinburgh Literature
    Is this an ICBM? In a city whose sights jostle for every last shred of your attention, the Sir Walter Scott Monument, Edinburgh's gothic missile, is top dog. This must be the largest, most bombastic monument to a writer anywhere in the world. It pr...
  • The Quick Start Guide to Researching Scottish Genealogy
    on Mar 16, 2011 in Learn Edinburgh genealogy
    Here's an interesting factoid: Americans of Scottish descent outnumber the current population of Scotland. Then there's Canada, that, with the exception of Quebec, could pass as a giant Scottish colony. New Zealand is rife with Scottish place names a...
  • The Beginner’s Guide to Single Malt Whisky, Part 1
    on Mar 14, 2011 in Drink Pub School whisky
    My visits to Glenkinchie Distillery and The Scotch Malt Whisky Society over the past few days have honed my whisky knowledge and provided some new tidbits that somehow escaped me on my ten-odd previous distillery visits. One thing was polished to a h...
  • Picture This: Dusk Bronzing Arthur’s Seat
    on Mar 11, 2011 in See Edinburgh Picture This
    Dusk's last rays arced over the horizon and slammed into Arthur's Seat, the shadows of rocky outcroppings, brush, and men pulled far into the east. From below, in the shadow of Parliament, I was a small lightless thing. No doubt I went unnoticed by t...
  • A Savage Pub Crawl Around the Royal Mile
    on Mar 9, 2011 in Drink Edinburgh Old Town pubs
    You might be in Edinburgh for only a day and looking for a little guidance for where to lift a pint or two. Maybe you're someone with a raging thirst that can't be felled by the offerings of a single pub. You might be a history buff intent on learnin...
  • Lovely Bones: Edinburgh’s Royal Mile
    on Mar 7, 2011 in Explore Edinburgh Royal Mile
    I slide through the doors of St. Giles Cathedral and exhale a great cloud of breath, the deafening sound of renovation inside the church provided extra motivation for my hasty expulsion. The March sun does little to heat the Edinburgh air, which hold...
  • Picture This: Sky and Stone in Marchmont
    on Mar 4, 2011 in See Edinburgh Literature Picture This
    The early Victorian tenements of Marchmont blushed faint pink in the sunlight. The peaked roofs visibly relaxed bereft, as they suddenly were, of the generally overcast sky's weight. Compared to the Old Town, Marchmont's quiet expanded in my ears. I...
  • Home Sweet Home in Edinburgh
    on Mar 3, 2011 in Sleep accommodations Edinburgh
    Flanking a footpath connecting the Old Town with the airy Meadows, Edinburgh's Quartermile cosmopolitan development combines converted Victorian hospital buildings with 21st-century glass and steel "new builds." You'd be forgiven if your first though...
  • Planning a Trip to Scotland, Part 4
    on Feb 28, 2011 in Plan logistics money
    If you've been following this series, you've got a good idea of where you want to go in Scotland, when you're going, and how much time you want to spend. This fourth piece - how much the trip will cost - is often the linchpin in these plans. I'm jus...
  • State of the Savage: February 2011
    on Feb 25, 2011 in Meta contests Edinburgh solo travel
    This Wisconsin winter has had its moments: bone-shattering cold, neck-deep snows, weeks without sun, and then 50-degree thaws like a crack of summer light lancing into inert, frigid dark. Just enough warmth to keep the joints moving. It's an apt com...
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