Tag Archives: Scotland

Missing Scotland

Now that I have been back in the US for a few weeks, I am really starting to miss Edinburgh. First and foremost, I miss the weather, which is something I never thought I would say. But the high humidity … Continue reading

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Scottish Folklore

It is a Saturday morning, and I am sitting in the back of a wee red tour bus on the Isle of Skye. Our guide, an engaging and hilarious man named Danny, is telling us about the incredible geology and … Continue reading

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From Foreigner to (Semi) Local

Two months ago when I first arrived in Edinburgh, I created a personal blog to update my parents and friends on my study abroad experience. My first post was about the little differences that overwhelmed and preoccupied me, making my … Continue reading

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Looking Back

During my last couple of days in Edinburgh, everything seemed to be more pleasant, more beautiful, more enjoyable. As I began to realize that every sight I saw, every black tea I drank or scone I devoured, would be my … Continue reading

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Lists

As I walk down Prince’s street for at least the 30th time, I once again pass by Red Squirrel, a homey-looking restaurant whose motto is “great beer & a bite to eat.” “Still got to go there!” I think to … Continue reading

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Xiangnian-ing Beijing

I am currently in the University of Edinburgh library, sitting next to a window overlooking Old Town’s beautiful myriad of chimneystacks and historic churches—or “kirks”, as they call them here—and although I find myself in this majestic European city for … Continue reading

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Hillwalking in the Highlands

“Hillwalking”- a leisurely stroll through grassy slopes? Nope. Despite its relaxed name that conjures up images of hilltop picnics, hillwalking is no joke. It’s the word for hiking here, and the Edinburgh University Hillwalking Club makes sure to squash any … Continue reading

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Haste Me Back

I’ve been back in the United States for just over three weeks, and it’s been five days since I arrived at Georgetown, which is a substantial enough time to cement the idea in my head that I’m back stateside for … Continue reading

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A Brilliant Arrivederci: Last Trip to London and Rome

In two days’ time, I will be on a plane home to California after what’s been an incredible three and a half month adventure. During this semester, I’ve been on eight different trips to eleven European cities and nine countries, … Continue reading

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A Fairytale Adventure in Another World: The Scottish Highlands

For most people, the movies “Brave” and “Braveheart” are their only sources of knowledge about Scotland. From these films, images of lakes surrounded by green rolling hills and mountains become popularized as what Scotland looks like. While this is certainly … Continue reading

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