24 Hours in Edinburgh

Last week I got the opportunity to visit Edinburgh on a last minute trip to Scotland. I’d not been to Scotland yet, and given that Scotland is where some of my ancestors are from (shoutout to clan Bruce), I felt like I needed to go, so I woke up at 4:45 in the morning to…

Here Nessie, Nessie…

Please forgive me for my brief hiatus! It’s been a very stressful month for me. On top of midterms and spring break, I have been suffering from homesickness. Realizing that I have a lot to talk about and not enough space to fit it all in one post, I will be writing about my trips…

What I Learned During My First Week In Scotland

For those of you that don’t know, I left for my semester at the University of Stirling on Friday, January 9th. There’s a lot to be said and not enough space to say it so I’m going to try to break down my thoughts by things I learned during my first week in Scotland. Never…

Edinburgh: Wonderful Christmastime

3 posts and y’all are finally caught up. I’m not responsible enough for a blog. Two AMAZING things happened this past week: (1) CHRISTMAS IS OFFICIALLY IN EDINBURGH and (2) MADISON IS OFFICIALLY IN EDINBURGH.  Honestly, could it get any better? I think not. I will never try to deny that Christmas is my favorite…

Foxin’ Around Edinburgh

To be completely honest, this post is going to be a completely random collection of moments from this past month. I just named it after my Halloween costume, because it was a cute title. But let’s start with that, shall we? I was a fox for Halloween. To those of you who don’t already know:…

Amsterdam: Big Hug or Small Hug?

Well it’s finally happened, I had my first twinges of homesickness. Always being the child that wanted to stay at summer camp for an extra week opposed to coming home early, I was actually pretty surprised how hard it hit me. I knew I would miss my friends and family (and in general my home…

Edinburgh, Scotland: A Month in the Land of Whiskey

Well, I am ashamed it has taken me this long to update. My only excuse is Russian (the language is killing me). The last month of my life in one post: Since the referendum, things have calmed down on the political side of things. The First Minister of Scotland decided to step down, and the…

Scotland: United They Stand

News sources all over the world this week have been broadcasting what the United Kingdom has been barreling toward for over a year: The Scottish Referendum for Independence. The vote finally took place yesterday after years of waiting. After staying up all night (twitter blew up with the #indyreferendumallnighter hashtag- I know. I helped) and…

Edinburgh, Scotland: A Fairytale Land

I’ve almost been in Scotland for a month now, and I still can’t get over the scenery. You’d think living here last summer would have taken away the awe factor. Nope. Never going to happen. I’m forever in love with this country. I mean… HOGWARTS LIGHTS UP PURPLE AT NIGHT. Seriously. In love. ❤ BUT…

UK: Ireland and Scotland Visit

Boring title. Sorry. Just gotta keep my travels straight n clear, ya heard? For whatever reason, I feel like there’s so much invested in this particular blahg post by you readers out there (I know I have at least SOME readers because you’ve been the ones telling me how anxious you are for this particular post)….