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6. You need to formulate a plan of action before walking down the Royal Mile
Locals know to plan an alternative route to work; tourists are not always so lucky. God have mercy on those who find themselves running late for a train, only to find themselves caught amidst a sea of people fighting for places to watch as a man on a unicycle juggles with swords.
The Royal MilePhil Richards, flickr.com/photos/philwirks
7. You've witnessed at least three bin fires
When will people learn that disposable barbecues and park bins are just not a good combination?
8. You never leave the house without an umbrella, waterproofs, gloves, wellies and probably even some thermals...
...even when the sun's shining, because you know better.
9. You can't escape the sound of bongos/bagpipes/Spanish guitar playing...
Izzy is a freelance writer, photographer and explorer based in Scotland. She likes her coffee strong and her rum stronger, and alternates between working in the Edinburgh arts sector and travel writing. Find her blogging at Blethers From Afar and on Twitter @ishygway.