15 Awesome Things to do in Edinburgh

Edinburgh draws visitors from around the world, as the capital of Scotland. But there’s another main reason for its popularity. Edinburgh is where all the magic began. That’s right, the famous Harry Potter series was born here. It’s not hard to see why it inspired J.K. Rowling and let her imagination fly. Since Edinburgh is so stunning – it’s sparks with magic! Whether you’re a Potterhead or a muggle, this list of things to do in Edinburgh will make your visit fairy-like!

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University of Glasgow – A Real-life Hogwarts

The medieval architecture, scenic landscapes and winding cobblestone alleys. Scotland is sparkling with magic. This is the place that Inspired J.K. Rowling to write Harry Potter series. Some of the movie scenes have been filmed in Scotland. The famous Glenfinnan Viaduct, Glencoe, and the Cemetery are to name few! However, nothing will make you feel closer to a real witch or wizard, than the University of Glasgow. Whether you’ve received your Hogwarts letter or not, the University of Glasgow should be on your list of places to visit.

University of Glasgow - The Cloisters

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Rio Celeste – Costa Rica’s Best Kept Secret

Hidden inside the rainforest is one of the Costa Rica’s best kept secret. Rio Celeste translates to Light Blue River in Spanish – the name given because of its intense blue colour. This ‘fairy tale’ place is located in Tenorio Volcano National Park. Rio Celeste Waterfall is one of the most beautiful places to visit in the world! As you hike through the park you get to the point where all the magic happens and two clear-water streams create Rio Celeste. This enchanting river will hypnotise you and leave you speechless. Visiting Rio Celeste gives a new meaning to ‘Pura Vida’.

Rio Celeste - Light Blue River

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Discover La Fortuna – The Best Place in Costa Rica

Costa Rica is a nature and wildlife paradise. It offers picturesque views and breath-taking experiences. With so many places to visit here, La Fortuna should be on top of your list. Don’t waste your time in the capital. Since, San José is very westernised, you will only find lots of McDonalds, Starbucks as well as other popular fast food chains on every corner. Get the real taste of Costa Rica and head straight to La Fortuna. This small town surrounded by incredible nature will win your heart! Furthermore, it’s one of the most popular places visited among tourists and there’s a reason for it! There are plenty of things to do in La Fortuna, that will make your stay a great adventure.

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Hike to Pulpit Rock

After doing a very brief research (google images) on the things to do in Stavanger and seeing all the amazing pictures of the cliffs; I just knew I had to do them! A long weekend in Stavanger seemed like enough time for a hike or two. Preikestolen or also called the Pulpit Rock was the closest one.

A 604 meters high steep cliff formed by melting glaciers at the end of the Ice Age. Now, claimed to be one of the Norway’s most famous mountain hikes. Unsurprisingly, as it offers a truly breathtaking view over the Lysefjord. Mother nature, I bow to you.

They say the way you spend New Year’s eve is the same way you’ll spend the rest of the year. Well, I spent it abroad, in the rain. And that’s exactly how my year looked so far. Whenever I went on a trip it was raining. I assumed it will still be summer in Norway at the end of August. I was wrong. The weather forecast was against me. I knew one thing. Nothing will stop me from hiking Pulpit Rock. Rain or no rain, I set off my journey.

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Is Liechtenstein Worth Visiting?

As someone who wants to visit every country in Europe, whilst I was staying in Zurich, Switzerland I thought it would be a good idea to visit Liechtenstein. Most people don’t even know where Liechtenstein is! It comes as no surprise really since it’s one of the smallest countries in Europe, squeezed between Switzerland and Austria. But is Liechtenstein worth visiting? I mean, what is there to do in such a small principality?

Liechtenstein - Is it worth visiting

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