A German in Edinburgh – moving in

It is 2:30 in the morning, I am three-quarters asleep and on my way to the Munich airport. “September to May. 9 months”, I think. If I put it into perspective with a hopefully 80+ life span it is not long at all. On the other side if I count the days there are approximately…

I Love Craigie’s Farm!

In my last post, I suggested going pumpkin picking at Craigie’s Farm, so I decided to put my own advice to action! After classes on Friday, I took two buses to get to Craigie’s Farm in South Queensferry. After about an hour of traveling to the farm, I had to walk about half a mile…

This is Halloween! Edinburgh Style

It is October, the best month of the entire year. October is my favorite month because of the perfect Autumn weather and of course Halloween! The weather has turned into a perfect crisp coolness making me even more excited for October 31st. Halloween is widely celebrated in the United States. People decorate their houses to…

#2: gettin my keys, bein a masterchef

After getting out of customs I hailed a taxi and we were headed into Edinburgh proper. I told the driver I was a returning student so he only overcharged me a little bit. At my uni accommodation I ducked into the office to grab my keys from my RA. “You’ll love Edinburgh!” She said. “It’s…

Go Edinburgh!

Hi guys! Today I want to talk about the Scottish Varsity Match. I know it’s late, but I’m also a student who is trying to find her own pace so bear with me. At first, I didn’t want to go to the match because I was not interested: in Italy we do not have such…

Embracing the Chaos and getting settled in

Even thought I am technically not a fresher and I know what fresher´s week feels like (lack of sleep, loads of coffee to compensate for the constant tiredness, running from one event to the other), I was still overwhelmed by the effort Edinburgh puts into such a week. I felt jetlagged even though I only…

Expectations in Edinburgh

As a visiting student, it wasn’t my first time doing Welcome Week. My first “Welcome Week” (or Frosh, as we called it) was years back. I arrived at McGill University never having visited Canada, but was eager to be a university student. I had spent the months before dreaming of what university would mean to…

I Would Walk Five Hundred Miles

If someone asked me to describe my move to Edinburgh, I would think for a second before answering that really I’m still working on finding words for that myself, but to be perfectly honest, it has mostly been characterized by walking. A lot of walking. Double-digit mile walking. Cobblestone street walking. Spiral staircase walking. This is probably…

Living bookworms society. Pt 1.

Living Bookworms Society: LIGHTHOUSE Hello everyone! My time to write in this blog has arrived, so fasten your belts and enjoy the ride. After 7 months living in this wonderful city of Edinburgh, I’ve had the chance to get to know a few very nice places, and now I have my chance to present them…