Tuesday, September 20, 2011


Well guys, i've arrived in Scotland! I arrived on saturday afternoon after a 13 hour journey, and to my surprise greeted with some sunshine and semi warm weather. I've only just got the internet set up, next up figure out how this whole paying for gas and electricity through a card thing works. While my jet lag is slowly subsiding, I can tell this city will be growing on me (I mean i've already seen about 3 or 4 posters advertising some of my favorite bands coming over here). I haven't had too much of a hard time understanding the glaswegian accent, aside from a person or two, and the people have been as nice as i've heard they were!

 One thing that I can tell is going to be very different for me is the fact that I am a post graduate student, and a very young one at that. My flat has 4 other girls, my friend and I are the youngest ones here (the others are about 26 or 27). They are nice, but quiet, so I haven't really been able to enjoy freshers week as much as I did when I studied in England 2 years ago. Hopefully once classes start up and I join a few clubs and societies things will run a bit more smoothly. Oh and I definitely need to remember that my umbrella will become a new limb for me.

 For now i'll leave you with the only photos i've had the time to take via my phone:


  1. I'm so sorry we couldn't get coffee or something before you left, but hooray for being in Scotland! One of my high school friends is actually studying abroad there now and she loves it as well.

  2. Glad to hear you arrived safely and that things are already going well (despite the bottled hotdogs!?? I've never seen those before and can't say that I want to haha). Glasgow does have a really amazing music scene and attracts some large acts. I'm seeing St. Vincent there 2 months from now and can't wait.

    I've also noticed that postgrad students are a lot older in the UK. Despite how I'm an undergrad, I made quite a few postgrad friends who were 25 at youngest and usually 28. But don't let that intimidate you, they're usually really nice and tend to be less into the crazy British partying lifestyle, which I'm in favor of.

    Thanks for your kind comment about my Berlin posts. It's nice to know someone is reading them because I've been spending quite a lot of time on them (uploading all of those photos takes forever.) It really is an amazing and inclusive city, one of my new favorites.