Cruisin’ with the Royals

After a few weeks in Edinburgh, my friends and I realized that we were studying abroad to experience culture – not just to enjoy the nightlife. So I began looking for places to visit that are special to the lovely city of Edinburgh. After careful research on Pinterest of best things to do in Edinburgh, I found out that the Royal Yacht Britannia – the Royal Family’s personal yacht – was permanently docked in Leith, Edinburgh’s port!

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First Lessons And Pub Crawls

My first day at Uni was orientation. I was extremely nervous not knowing what to expect or who to talk to. As I entered lecture hall, I surveyed the room looking for a seat and found one next to a girl who also came to orientation alone.

Taking a glance around the room once again after I sat down, I noticed that there were tons of groups already formed, I felt like the biggest outsider and knew I needed to step out of my comfort zone—fast. Continue reading “First Lessons And Pub Crawls”

Transition: It Is What You Make Of It

Every time I meet someone new and I explain that I’m from San Diego, they say something to the caliber of “Why would you come here?” It has made me appreciate home all that much more, and when I answer the question, it makes me all the more sure of my decision to study abroad in Scotland.

I always answer saying, “Yeah, San Diego is a great place, but I’d lived there for seven years and I was ready for a change.” Continue reading “Transition: It Is What You Make Of It”

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