Meet Rebecca | Our Edinburgh Curator

Hey! I’m Becca (@beca_87 / @girl.intransit) and I’m a very new freelance travel writer from a little seaside town on the West Coast of Scotland. I’m currently travelling and have made a base for the next few months in Captain Cook on the Big Island of Hawaii, where I am working on a coffee, nut and fruit farm. 

1. What is your favourite coffee shop in Edinburgh?

A little coffee shop in the Bruntsfield area of Edinburgh called Project Coffee. The coffee and the incredible scones aside, I fell in love with this place as it was the first (and subsequently last) place I had coffee in Edinburgh. Many friend dates, pre/mid/post-lecture-caffeine-fuels and heartfelt family catch-ups were had there over the years. 

2. What is your favourite bar in Edinburgh?

Oh, that’s tough! Edinburgh has a real variety of bars and pubs for whatever you’re feeling. One of my favourites which really encapsulates Edinburgh is Banshee’s Labyrinth. It’s a dive bar set in a maze of ancient caves and tunnels. You go for the atmosphere as much as the cheap pints. There is a cinema room and performance spaces further underground. It is really unique and spooky. 

3. What is your favourite resturant in Edinburgh?

Again - tough, Edinburgh has so many good places to eat. There is a tiny Mexican cantina called El Cartel that is super authentic and serves some amazing fresh fish tacos that make you feel like you are somewhere sunny and beautiful. 

4. If you could travel to any US city right now where would it be?

I really want to go back to NYC! I visited when I was younger but I’d love to see it again with older eyes. I love her history and am obsessed with any representations of the city from the 20s to 70s. Somewhere I haven’t been and really want to see is Texas - no city in particular, just alll of Texas. It is fabled as being ‘THE America!’ and I want to see for myself. 

5. If you could travel to any country right now where would it be?

India, for sure. The vibrancy of the culture seems intoxicating! I studied a lot of colonial literature at university and I would fully immerse myself and understand the intricacies of it all. Not to mention the food...

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