For Aussies, Edinburgh’s New Years is ‘unparalleled’

Antipodeans were foremost among more than 75,000 New Years’ revellers as Edinburgh’s Hogmanay Festival celebrated its 25 year milestone in style. “I’ve never experienced anything like it!”

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Made In Adelaide at the Edinburgh Festival [REVIEW]

BLOG & REVIEW: Oz is well represented as usual at Edinburgh (or ‘Embra’, as we like to say), but there is a whole venue at Summerhall in the south of the city showcased as ‘Made in Adelaide’. Our Aussie culture vulture paid a visit.

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The time of the tourist

EDINBURGH EXPAT | The Edinburgh Fringe Festival tourist is a vital cog in a delicate eco-system, as both the takers of patience and the givers of money.

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Top tips for Edinburgh International Film Festival 2013

EDINBURGH EXPAT | The sun may be shining in Edinburgh, but here are three great reasons to stay inside with our resident expat’s top picks for the Edinburgh International Film Festival 2013.

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Seeking sunshine in Scotland | Part two

EDINBURGH EXPAT | If part one of our top summer in Scotland activities didn’t help you turn that translucent skin a healthy shade of pink, this week’s best of list should do the trick.

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Seeking sunshine in Scotland

EDINBURGH EXPAT | Part one: Our resident expat shares the best places in Edinburgh to soak up that Vitamin D.

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Beltane Fire Festival

EDINBURGH EXPAT | If there is one thing we do too little of in contemporary daily life, it is convulsing our naked, crudely painted bodies around a giant burning sculpture to the sound of aggressively beaten drums.

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Layer up: learning to love long johns

EDINBURGH EXPAT | Learning to love … layers. The art of staying warm in unseasonably cold weather is one every Australian must learn when moving to the UK.

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Embracing the elements at Edinburgh International Science Festival

EDINBURGH EXPAT | The Edinburgh International Science Festival looks to the future as it celebrates its 25th birthday.

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Keep calm and keep fit

EDINBURGH EXPAT | Consider this statement in the context of Australia and suddenly our reputation as a sporting nation becomes more a matter of logic rather than a testament to our power of will. We spend a lot of time outdoors, because we can.

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Embrace the space, or lack thereof

EDINBURGH EXPAT | Australia was established as a penal colony because there was no space left in the correctional facilities in Britain. Centuries later the lack of space in the UK continues to present challenges, as our Edinburgh Expert is all too aware.

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Festival fever: On Edinburgh Festivals

With the start of the Edinburgh Festival season fast approaching, it’s time for our Edinburgh Expat to get to work. On the list is everything from the Science Festival to the Film Festival, the Book Festival through to the Military Tattoo. Topping it all off – the Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2013.

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Edinburgh extremes: ‘Bleak winds and plumping rain’

EDINBURGH EXPAT | The ‘City of Literature’ tag is perhaps no more appropriate than when referring to the relationship between a city with infamously temperamental weather and those who have the ability to aptly describe it.

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Tripping over Cobblestones: Introducing Edinburgh

EDINBURGH EXPAT | Yes, the rumours you heard are true, there are Aussies living in the UK OUTSIDE London. A new bi-weekly column explores what it’s like for the Australian expat in that strange new world — non-London.

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