https://1085167.v1.pressablecdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/hostel-in-scotland.jpg

This past weekend, I went on a student bus tour of the Isle of Skye in Northern Scotland. Each place the bus stopped could be a desktop background, which is probably why Kanye West and Harry Styles have both shot music videos in Skye. The picturesque scenery was definitely why our tour featured so many “photo stops,” during which we would file out of the bus, look at the beautiful scenery, take some pictures and...

https://1085167.v1.pressablecdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/scotland.jpg

OpinionEnchanted and disheveled

September 27, 2018162 min

I’m writing again from the kitchen of my flat because it has a few more windows than my bedroom and the natural light — along with a cup of aggressively mediocre instant coffee — is the only thing keeping me awake at this point. This week was my first week of class at the University of Edinburgh and though I survived, I’m exhausted. The first lesson I learned my junior year — or “third year”...

https://1085167.v1.pressablecdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/edinburgh.jpg

So, I’m here! I made it! And Edinburgh, Scotland — surprise, surprise — is different from San Antonio. Here they say “sitting in or take away?” instead of “for here or to go?” Oatmeal is porridge. Bandaids are plasters. 18-year-olds can drink, so you see sights like a small freshman girl moving into her flat with cute pink bedding, fun posters and a huge box of vodka bottles. You know, the usual. When you look...