Semester II – so far, so good…

Hey guys! It’s been a while again since I last wrote a blog entry. I hope you had a good start into the new semester and didn’t freeze to death in one of the numerous snow storms. But considering that each of them only lasted for about two hours, chances are very low, I guess….

Accommodation at the University of Edinburgh: Pollock Halls

  I have officially been in Edinburgh for a month now, and I have thoroughly enjoyed my experience in Lee House at Pollock Halls. Before coming to Edinburgh, I was worried that having the accommodation not on campus like it was at the University of Toronto – Mississauga that I would find it difficult to…

Arthur’s Seat Sunrise

What I love about Edinburgh is that even though it’s a big city filled with tons of people, a maze of streets to get lost on, and double-decker buses and cars that can run you over at any given moment, there are always places to escape to if you feel like you need to get…

A Magical December

Hey guys, I hope you all had a great Christmas break. I certainly did: it was so nice to see my family and some old friends again! I’m actually writing this blog entry while I’m still at home and ‘preparing’ for the new semester to start, which basically means that I’m doing nothing except for…

What I’ve been up to in the meantime – part II

Here we go again – another blog post by Laura, as I promised you a few days ago. 😉 What to do when you’re in Edinburgh – or somewhere else in Scotland: Glasgow: I had a great time when my Mum came to visit me a while ago. 🙂 It’s always nice to have somebody…

From Dunnottar Castle to Aberdeen

The hardest part of the semester is done, and it finally feels like we’re able to breathe again. I’m daring this broad generalisation because I haven’t met anyone yet who actually enjoyed the last two weeks of essay deadlines. We all had to hand in assignments, to take tests or midterm exams, and slowly but…

What I’ve been up to in the meantime – part I

Hey guys, after surviving the Scottish flu twice, as well as a ton of essays and exams, I’m finally back! And since so much has happened since my last blog post, I’m going to split this one into two parts. Fire alarm! One of the worst experiences here – if not the worst experience –…

Halloween, Gaelic Style – The Samhuinn Fire Festival

Halloween has started to cast its shadows over Edinburgh weeks ago. And by that, I don’t mean the impending Brexit which turned into a Happy Remain Day 3.0, but the vampire teeth made out of crisps on the shelves of Sainsbury’s and M&S, the clowns in high heels occasionally roaming the campus – but most noticeably…

Avoiding a “Study Abroad Rut”

It’s easy to stay spontaneous while abroad if you are traveling every weekend, but what happens when you’re just staying put? I realized that in my first month in Edinburgh, I was quickly getting into a routine. Sure, at my home university I have my routines and I’m okay with that. What I am NOT…

Brunchin’ in Edinburgh

If you’re anything like me, Saturday mornings are for brunch. Thankfully, Edinburgh offers a plethora of unique breakfast cuisine guaranteed to satisfy your morning cravings and get you up and out of bed. Urban Angel                                         …