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….

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…

A Letter from the Highlands

This is a letter written on the road somewhere between Glenfinnan and Glasgow, the highlands to both sides of the windows and the sky a pastel bubblegum of blue and pink. On the front screen of the bus, the Death Eaters are currently attacking the camp at the Quidditch World Cup and the second screen…

Two Weekends Decidedly Spent Not Studying For Classes

Picture this: you’re hiking in the picturesque Scottish Highlands, enjoying nature, and breathing the fresh mountain air. You hear a bird song coming from the tree a little to your left. Suddenly, it hits you. You have two assignments due Tuesday that you haven’t even thought about starting. And the best part? It’s all ok….

Day Trip to Inverness

Blurry-eyed and still half awake, we arrived in Inverness by bus at 8am. Inverness, “Inbhir Nis”, meaning mouth of the River Ness in Gaelic, is a quaint picturesque city surrounded by the Scottish highlands. Having read Shakespeare’s Macbeth in my first year university English class, I had always wanted to visit Inverness. When I committed…

Venturing into the Scottish Highlands!

After spending two weekends settling into Edinburgh as a new visiting student, I finally got the chance to venture out into the Highlands of Scotland! As an avid Outlander fan and nature-lover, travelling to the Highlands was an obvious must. So, bright (or more aptly, very foggy) and early on Sunday morning I hopped into…