A little personal post from me but I am now residing in Edinburgh after saying goodbye to Liverpool for what felt like the 10th time.
Liverpool was and always will be a second home for me, and it was the first place I had to go to when I returned from New York.
And I’ll actually be back in Liverpool to stay for a while during the summer, so it won’t be a final goodbye just yet!
Why on earth am I in Scotland?
Sooo because of COVID-19 and having a remote job, meaning I can work from literally anywhere that has a wifi connection, I have decided to take advantage of that fact.
We chose to take out a six-month lease in Liverpool when we arrived back in October in the event that the Mr. didn’t like Liverpool (how could he not??) or we didn’t like the apartment/area.
But then we thought, Why not travel around the UK, work from where we’re staying and explore new places in the evenings and weekends?
So we put our heads together, worked out our financials and have planned a little route of the UK for the next few months, staying in different cities for four weeks or so before moving on again.
And why Edinburgh?
I can’t tell you the number of people that have recommended Edinburgh to me in the past and told me that I would love it, but I just never had the opportunity to visit.
And so, just like when I moved to Liverpool and New York, the first time I visited Edinburgh and even Scotland, was when we moved to Edinburgh last week.
That’s basically the reason we chose Edinburgh, because it came heavily recommended and I had never been before.
Of course we couldn’t have timed it better that the UK were opening beer gardens and outdoor dining two days after we left, but we’ll have our own beer gardens here in Scotland next week thankfully.
Thoughts on Edinburgh so far
So we’re only here a week now but it feels like so much longer. I think we’ve walked every inch of the city already and good God no one prepared me for the amount of hills and steps.
Put it this way, I’ll have an ass that rivals Beyonce and Kim Kardashian at the end of our four weeks here.
We’re living right next to the Stockbridge and New Town areas of Edinburgh, about a 15 minute walk from the Royal Mile which is very handy.
It feels like we’re living in our own version of Hogwarts with so many independent coffee shops around us which I’m pretty much obsessed with.
The digital nomad life
Yes, I’m really trying to live my best digital nomad life and we’ve just begun at the most northern part of the UK that I’ve ever been and we’ll slowly be making our way down to the south of England.
We’ve got a little road-trip organised for the Bank Holiday weekend, travelling around Dundee, Aberdeen and up to Inverness before making our way down through Glasgow, back to Edinburgh.
I’ll keep you posted on where we end up next and the magical things I find in Edinburgh with some travel posts on what to do and see in the Highlands.
But so far in Edinburgh, so good!
Padraig McKeon says
What a great idea, the epitome of not looking a gift horse in the mouth. Edinburgh is a fabulous place. Enjoy