On top of the world

I’m writing to you from an alcove in my new favorite cafe, Spoon on Nicholson’s Street. It’s a wide-open loft with huge windows and mismatched chairs, patterned china, and warm fruit scones. (Which… Continue reading

My first ceilidh

On Thursday night I went to a ceilidh for the first time. A ceilidh (pronounced kay-lee) is a traditional Gaelic party with Scottish folk dancing. I didn’t know what to expect, but I certainly didn’t… Continue reading

Let them eat cake [in Paris].

Bonjour! I just returned from a wonderful six days in the city of lights with the one and only Megan Lois Wrinn. When Meg and I both decided to study abroad, we constantly joked… Continue reading

I Am[in]sterdam

Welcome to Amsterdam!  I spent the past five days in Amsterdam, Holland with two of my study abroad friends. Kelly, Rachel, and I braved the freezing cold and had an absolutely wonderful time… Continue reading

Green, Guinness, & Gaillimh

The Edinburgh girls and I woke up at the crack of dawn this past Saturday to catch an early flight to Dublin, Ireland. We made it to the city center around 10 am… Continue reading

Battle of the Blonde

Today, I decided to conquer one of the greatest challenges of my experience thus far. It required preparation and planning back in September to decide how I was going to handle this major… Continue reading

The lassie becomes a guapa…and heads to Spain!

Ready for the longest post yet? The University of Edinburgh had “Innovative Learning Week” from February 15-25, a week dedicated to lectures, community events, and cultural discussions. So naturally, I skipped town and… Continue reading

Scotland v. Italy

Saturday was Italy v. Scotland, and a complete whirlwind of kilts, face paint, muddy  rain boots, and bagpipes. I had flashbacks of childhood tailgating at UCONN games with the Wrinn clan (except Uncle… Continue reading

A day by the sea in Leith

I spent Friday afternoon in Leith, the port of Edinburgh and about a 45 minute walk from my flat. It’s a cool section of the city, and one that actually reminds me quite… Continue reading

Forests, Castles, and the Granite City

This past Saturday, we took a day trip to Dunfermline Abbey and Place, Crathes Castle, and Aberdeen. It was easily the most beautiful day we have had in Scotland so far. Dunfermline Abbey… Continue reading