Blog 2: Day Trip to Glasgow!

Two weekends ago I went on a trip to Glasgow and I haven’t had time to show you this beautiful city until now! It was during my friend’s visit that we decided to make a short day trip to Glasgow, which, for the ones that don´t know the city, is about an hour away from Edinburgh….

Part 4: It’s Beginning to Look A Lot Like Christmas

It is hard to believe another month has passed. I still can’t get over how fast the days and weeks fly by here. Since I last blogged,  I went on a road trip with my friends through the Scottish Highlands. We rented a car, and it was really nice to explore more of the countryside…

Exploring Edinbugh

December is approaching and also the such feared exams. It is the beginning of very stressful weeks. Spending evenings in the library, searching for information to do the essays, studying the notes you get in the lecture,  uploading your works before the deadline, attending tutorials, etc.  I suppose everybody in university  is feeling nervous and…

The Isle of Skye, Alnwick Castle and Loch Ness.

So, it’s more than 2 months into my year in Scotland and I’ve come to an incredible realisation. Scotland is pretty, guys. Like, seriously. You can’t go anywhere without being bombarded by prettiness; a lecture theatre, the shops, it doesn’t matter. Your journey will take at least ten extra minutes because you’ll be too busy…

Top 10 Teaching Style Peculiarities

Why are British students so impolite and just shout answers? That was one of the questions that engaged me during my first weeks in Edinburgh. The initial uncertainty and confusion have vanished. Now, I shall highlight the 10 main differences in the teaching style at the University of Edinburgh compared to my home institution in…

Tescoland

Here’s Your Getaway I have always had a dream about studying abroad, living in a different country and truly experiencing a new culture. As a someone who easily gets stuck in routines and familiar ways, but at the same time gets incredibly restless with the way she is living life and therefore at regular times need…

Lost on a lonely island

Let’s be honest: I have not been to a lonely island. It was the Isle of Arran, quite a popular place at the west coast of Scotland. Yet, I got lost, at least for a few days, in stunning, deserted landscapes. And, even more important: I became a witness of the very rare appearance of the Big…

Isle of Skye, and other scenes

So Scotland is pretty darn picturesque. My short time in Scotland so far has been blessed with mild weather and nice views. We’re almost to November and I can still go some days leaving the house wearing only a thin sweatshirt to keep me warm. I’ve been told by locals that this is one of the…

Turning 20 and welcoming darkness with light.

Hi there, and welcome back… in time? Once a year, we’re allowed to cheat and go back in time, just an hour back. I’ve always hated that because it means that my beloved October is coming to an end, and days are becoming shorter. I turned back in time, and then I turned twenty. It…

Five Marks Less

And another month has passed. I still look like a desperate housewife, now bathing the orchids on Wednesdays is a must that I can not give up. I still do gaffe every day of my life. One of the most memorable that it is absolutely necessary to mention, was when -after arriving breathless and of…