Saturday, 30 August 2014

Breakfast in Edinburgh: Oink rolls.


I am becoming one of them people afraid of any new places not previously discussed in countless blogs, forums and various Facebook comment sections, I am afraid. After all, I really have to spend my student budget wisely, and oh I do love a good breakfast, lunch, dinner eating out!
Last week in Edinburgh we actually had a very clear food plan, however I got hungry waaaay too early and burgers weren't exactly my dream breakfast at that moment, so we just kept our eyes wide open in hope of spotting something good. And so we did!


We were walking down Victoria Street and I noticed that tiny little rolls' place called Oink and it had a little roast piggy lying in the window (that is clearly a good sign, right?). We both got delish hog roast rolls with haggis and bbq sauce (£3.95 for one) and went on wandering Edinburgh streets. When I think of it, I am honestly surprised how no one have ever thought of putting some roast pork in the morning roll before, as it is a real game-changer!

Oink rolls are simple, tasty and very very filling (we never made it to that burger place after all...). The only drawback is very liquidy bbq sauce dropping on my shoes, and tights, and scarf and everywhere, but what a meal to remember! I might trust my eyes and instincts more often now.


Friday, 29 August 2014

Summer highlights: Berlin














Describing Berlin it is impossible to avoid controversy. It is very polite and cultural, fun and hipstery, organised and 24/7, mad and beautiful, historic, but modern, multicultural, yet very very German. It is full of life and culture, full or art and freedom of expressions, full of kindness and trust. You have to have a plan in Berlin, know where you going and never be late. What they don't tell you in all the tourists books and websites is that it is much more beautiful and vibrant than people imagine it to be, even adverts and train stations are fun and charming! A place to come back, to enjoy, or maybe even stay for a while!



Thursday, 28 August 2014

Edinburgh wanders. Fringe 2014





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Edinburgh has its own very subtle festive atmosphere to it and there is nothing I can think of that can be compared to it, especially during the Fringe. With all the masses of people in the streets, performers wandering about, flyers being thrown at you, as if it's a first week of uni again and all the buzz, it is hard not to get lost in eternal hurry and madness of art. I keep proving to myself that festival shows is not my thing, as I am more of a conservative art lover and am always looking for positive message and sense, and peace.
While in Edinburgh we did see some shows, the photography exhibition, however, was a highlight for me. A tiny tête-à-tête space featuring images of Edinburgh and Paris was definitely a great start of a day. Images of two vibrant, so beautiful, yet so different cities in one exhibition create a perfect balance and very light mystery, as visitors might end up guessing which shot has been taken in which city. It might have been an exhibition, or maybe just the mood of the day that made me look at the buildings, locals rushing about and dusty windows instead of loud and tacky performers. After all it would not have been so great without a city and space for all parts of the festival to grow, perfect and develop.

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