One of my favorite things about studying in Stirling is being a mere 40 minutes from the two largest cities in Scotland; Edinburgh and Glasgow. This past weekend I had the joy of going to both!
I had the flu this week (always get your flu shots!), so by the weekend I was ready to celebrate my rediscovered health.
I went to Edinburgh with two of my flatmates, since one of them has a beautiful flat right in Edinburgh city centre. We ended up going to a vodka bar in the middle of a tiny dark alleyway which was surprisingly fabulous. I enjoyed skittle vodka cocktails while meeting some wonderful new people.
The next morning, my flatmate and I went to the Edinburgh castle and saw some great views before taking the train back to Stirling.
My weekend was only halfway over and I’d already seen some fabulous sights! The next night it was time to head off to Glasgow. I had a date I’d been looking forward to all week, so I took a nap, freshened up, and hopped on the train. Once in Glasgow I enjoyed some vegan pizza and smooth beer, then had a lovely night before heading back to Stirling.
This is the beauty of studying abroad. It gives me the chance for new and exciting adventures. I can’t believe how blessed I am for this unique opportunity, and with less than seven weeks left, I am trying to fit as much fun in as possible!
In two weeks I’m off to a music festival called Spring Break Amsterdam with a fellow SDSU student. Can’t wait to update you on the trip!
Nathaniel Geoghegan is earning a bachelor’s degree in English at San Diego State University. He is blogging from Stirling, Scotland for the 2015-2016 academic year.