I am an Austrian who chose at some point to live in Edinburgh. A tech geek who writes websites, but also trying to be creative in the real world with sewing and other crafts.
5 things I can't live without are my home in Edinburgh, my home in Vienna apparently (I do keep going back), my netbook, and judging by the things I brought with me in the move: a very good desk chair and an N64 console.
When I first lived in Edinburgh, I had a *wow* moment every time I turned a corner. I hope to share this with as many people as possible who come here to visit.
As a host, depending on what stage of the year I'm in, I'm happy to set you up with everything you need to enjoy your stay, including a well-worn city map with markings of the good stuff and the nice walks - I have also in the past organised baby carriers and baby car seats for people, and my flat is generally child friendly in case you fancy travelling with your wee ones - but beyond that I may be too busy to hang out much. That said, I have been seen taking my guests camping to the beach for a night. And if I do go out to fun places, I'd try to take you along if I think it's your thing.
There is a mural on my wall that is always waiting for expansions, so any guests are invited to grab the paints and contribute.