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…

Being a visiting student with a dog

The typical comment I receive when I say that I came to Edinburgh with Curry, my one year old dog, is “I wish I brought my dog too, I miss him/her so much!” Of course, if you have a pet you understand how hard it is to be apart, but when you actually plan to…

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…

On the perks of getting lost in Edinburgh

My name is Lila, I am a 20 year-old Erasmus student from France, and I have a terrible sense of direction. Now that I am all settled, I feel optimistic enough to call this trait ‘random unexpected opportunities to further explore this wonderful city’. Upon my second day here though, my emotional state in reaction…

“Welcome” is…

…much more than a word. It is a feeling. Filled with excitement and the thrill of a new beginning. It’s being invited. Invited to come and stay and to share your story. It means being allowed to be yourself and to feel at home in your new surroundings. It is openness and warmth and a…

#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…

#1: still in NY, then not

Three weeks ago I found myself on the Metro-North heading to Poughkeepsie once again. The train was the fullest I had ever seen it, crowded with returning students armed with overstuffed suitcases en route to their various higher education institutions. They filed into their seats, squealing as they embraced their friends, looking forward to another…

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…