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Things to Pack for Scotland’s Winters

As someone who grew up embraced by the warm California sun, I was incredibly nervous about living in Scotland. Every time the word “Scotland” slipped out of my mouth, the typical responses I got were, “Oooh, heard it’s beautiful!! But cold…” And it was. It was very cold. And windy. And rainy. Thankfully though, IContinue reading “Things to Pack for Scotland’s Winters”

Week Eight of Scottish Leavin’

You may be wondering if I mistakenly put “leavin” in the title rather than “livin” like I did for many of my previous posts. Unfortunately, it’s not a mistake. Due to the increasing spread of the Coronavirus and the travel ban declared by Trump, my internship program was suspended and I had to go backContinue reading “Week Eight of Scottish Leavin’”

Week Six in Isle of Skye

It’s finally March so I decided that it was a good time for me to escape Edinburgh and visit the countryside. My friend and I signed up for an Isle of Skye tour through an International Student Tours company in high anticipation that we were going to meet students from all over the world. IronicallyContinue reading “Week Six in Isle of Skye”

Week Five of Scottish Survivin’

Back from my travels and back to reality. I titled this post “Week Five of Scottish Survivin’” instead of the usual “Scottish Livin’” because last week, I hit a point where I was incredibly homesick. I’m not usually one to miss home or feel attachment to a particular location so I guess last week wasContinue reading “Week Five of Scottish Survivin’”

Week Three of Scottish Livin’

January 25th is a big deal in the U.K. because of Burns Night, a birthday celebration for Robert Burns, the well renowned poet. I honestly had no idea how significant this day was (sorry Robert) but it became very clear to me when my friends and I tried to make reservations for a “Burns Dinner”Continue reading “Week Three of Scottish Livin’”

Week Two of Scottish Livin’

Sometimes the timing of everything is just so impeccable. On Monday, I impulsively decided to visit the world renowned Royal Botanic Garden. I roamed around the gardens and took too many pictures, all while wondering if it was worth £6 to enter the glasshouses. It was definitely worth it. Once I stepped inside, it wasContinue reading “Week Two of Scottish Livin’”

Week One of Scottish Livin’

Moving to Edinburgh was definitely an adventure in itself. From lost luggage to hotel reservation mishaps to not having a flat to live in, it was chaos that I attained many lessons from. I learned to be grateful for Scottish hospitality from the very beginning as airport staff helped me retrieve my suitcase at 11PM,Continue reading “Week One of Scottish Livin’”