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…

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                                         …

New in Town

Hi everybody! I’m Laura, an exchange student from Germany, and I will be writing about my experiences on this blog in the following months! I’ve actually never been to Scotland before, which makes it even more exciting. So, here’s my first post, in which I’m going to talk about the first few weeks in Edinburgh:…

A Letter on Moving to Scotland

This is a letter written in between two countries on an air-plane going North, addressed to no one in particular as you’d expect from someone on a journey. When your environment keeps changing, your addressees consequently do, too. The last few days are a blur outside of the frost covered windows of the plane, snippets of…