Home to the vamped up breakfast: The Pantry

In the sleepy, quaint Edinburgh suburb of Stockbridge, you’ll find the food haven that is The Pantry. Flanked by the pretty Georgian townhouses that decorate this part of the city, The Pantry fits perfectly into the quaintness of the area, offering the perfect spot for a relaxed breakfast. Since opening in 2012 this place has been getting some pretty good reviews, including The Sunday Times who said that … Continue reading Home to the vamped up breakfast: The Pantry

Meandering around Edinburgh: A One Day Trip to the Scottish Capital

Edinburgh is one of those places that everyone should visit at least once in their lives. If not ten times. As the UK’s second most popular tourist destination after London, as well as the Scottish capital, it is a city that never ceases to draw in visitors. This isn’t very surprising as there is always something new to discover in Edinburgh every time you revisit … Continue reading Meandering around Edinburgh: A One Day Trip to the Scottish Capital

Ikea Minimalism Meets Local Caffeine go-to: Harvest Coffee House

Harvest Canteen and Coffee House in West Jesmond in Newcastle is a well-known coffee go-to for local caffeine lovers. The front-of-house cafe of the Ouseburn Coffee Company prides itself on providing the people of Newcastle with local, freshly roasted coffee straight from the Ouseburn Valley. Having sampled many of Newcastle’s coffee and tea houses, it was therefore only a matter of time before my feet led … Continue reading Ikea Minimalism Meets Local Caffeine go-to: Harvest Coffee House

How to See the Edinburgh Fringe in One Day

It’s August, which means that Edinburgh has now been officially and wholly taken over by the madness of the Edinburgh Fringe. The Fringe is a month long, city-wide festival that overtakes the whole of the city every single year. It is part of one gigantic arts and culture celebration that is made up of multiple festivals which run in sync with each other. The Fringe is the … Continue reading How to See the Edinburgh Fringe in One Day

The Silk Roads – an ambitious, fascinating but overwhelming history of Asia 

The history of the West’s rise to prominence has traditionally been told as a linear one. From the cultured Ancient Greeks to the all-powerful Roman Empire, Renaissance Europe to modern democracy – the West, history has told us, is the centre of the world. But Peter Frankopan disagrees. In his book The Silk Roads, Frankopan, an Oxford historian with a childhood obsession with maps, makes … Continue reading The Silk Roads – an ambitious, fascinating but overwhelming history of Asia