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Sorry for the lack of posts lately. Between break, traveling, and finals, I just haven’t had the time. I’ll try to make some more posts about my travels and Scotland soon.


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Glasgow < Edinburgh

Yesterday I went to Glasgow to get a feel for the city. (And my feeling is that it is not as awesome as Edinburgh, but still cool.)

I hung out with my friends Amara and Steffi all day, so of course we had a ton of fun. We were dropped off at the Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum first. (This was an ISC trip.) It was pretty cool. They had a weird foot exhibition which freaked me out because, ew, feet. But they also had medieval armor and a mummy and a dinosaur skeleton which were pretty awesome.

After our trip to the museum, we were dropped off at George Square, where we promptly looked for someplace to eat before we died of hunger. Not far from where dropped off was a restaurant called “Jamie’s Italian” which the three of us geeked out over because it’s Jamie Oliver’s restaurant and we love that guy. It wasn’t as pricey as we assumed it might be so we ate there and the food was splendiferous! (For the record, I had risotto with wild mushrooms and smoked mozzarella as well as a brownie topped with amaretto ice cream and caramel-amaretto popcorn.)

We didn’t have a ton of time after eating so we explored the various shops close by. The street reminded me a lot of Grafton Street in Dublin, Ireland. We did some touristy shopping for a bit. I bought myself a haggis because I couldn’t resist. Look how cute it is!!

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There was also a random TARDIS in the middle of the street. Steffi and I are big Doctor Who fans and of course flipped!

Over all, Glasgow is a nice city. It definitely has some great shopping that I would go back for. (Especially since it’s so close. It only took an hour to get there by bus and I’m sure by train it’s even faster.) Edinburgh is definitely prettier though. Less industrial. It has more character. But that’s just my personal opinion.

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I don’t really want to make a lengthy post about anything quite yet, as I still want to settle in a bit. But here, have a picture from my flight from London to Edinburgh.


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January 14, 2014 · 3:59 pm

I’m going on an adventure!

Hello world! Tomorrow I leave for 4-5 months to study at the University of Edinburgh in Scotland. I’m insanely excited but equally as nervous and I didn’t know it was possible to be both of those things at once. I hope to post about my experiences often here. However, my posting regularly probably won’t begin until I’ve settled into my new home.

So, sorry for the short post. Nothing too interesting to share at the moment aside from pre-flight jitters and the fact that I’m having corn cakes and thick cut bacon in the morning (seriously though, I’m really going to miss those corn cakes). Longer, better, more interesting posts to come!

– Katie

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