All Blog Posts Tagged 'scotland' (10)

UCEAP Scottish Parliament Internship, "An Evening of Scottish Cuisine"

Article and Photos by Alana Eldrige, UCEAP Glasgow Spring 2014 Participant*

UCEAP Scottish Parliament Internship, UC Center Edinburgh

Spring break is over and exam period/final report due dates are finally upon us, which means students holed up in libraries and class notes strewn over coffee shop and tearoom…


Added by UC Davis Study Abroad on April 25, 2014 at 11:00am — No Comments

Doune Castle - Where Monty Python and the Holy Grail was filmed!

Guys, if you ever go to Scotland GO TO DOUNE CASTLE! First of all, it is a pretty badass 14th century courtyard castle ruins. Secondly, it is only 5 pounds. Thirdly, the audio guide is narrated by Monty Python's Terry Jones and is amazing. Fourthly, it is just awesome to go somewhere where a film you love has been shot! It was well worth the fiver.…


Added by Kaleena Bergfors on July 30, 2013 at 6:00am — No Comments

Adventures in Being Attacked by Nature

This blog post will cover the next couple of days of my adventures with Awena, both days involved being attacked by birds in some way. I don't even know.

Tuesday, 23 July What we intended to see were puffins, but what we actually saw on our boat ride around the Firth of Forth and time…


Added by Kaleena Bergfors on July 29, 2013 at 2:03pm — No Comments

Goodbye Edinburgh, Hello Comrie!

I am so sorry that I haven't posted in some time, things have been pretty crazy and I have not had the time nor the inclination to write. But I am still in Scotland, and will be for another seven days, yay! So here is what I have been up to, somewhat condensed for the less-exciting things.

Thursday, 18 July The last day of class and related goodbyes! I cannot believe that our four weeks has already come to a close as it went by so quickly! Today we watched Braveheart…


Added by Kaleena Bergfors on July 28, 2013 at 3:37am — No Comments

Arthur's Seat... FINALLY!

The rest of the class hiked Arthur's Seat at 6am on 3 July, but I was sick and forbidden by the professor to go (despite my willingness to!). I was devastated to say he least because every single person that I spoke to from Edinburgh told me tat I had to climb Arthur's Seat! Since we have been so busy with the trip to the Highlands and then a weekend in Dublin, at this point I had come to terms with the fact that I was not going to do it.

But that is not what the world had in…


Added by Kaleena Bergfors on July 17, 2013 at 6:37am — No Comments

Scottish Highlands Adventures - Day One

Our class just spent the last three days in the Highlands of Scotland on an adventure that was larger than life on a bright yellow tour bus that read "Haggis Wild and Sexy" while I uttered the words "This is not real life" at least one hundred times. It will be tough to try to find the words to describe this adventure, but I will do my best! We do so much in 72 hours that in the effort of brevity I will break it up because we did SO MUCH on the first day!

We left…


Added by Kaleena Bergfors on July 11, 2013 at 7:30am — No Comments

Golfing in Scotland

Golf has its origins in Scotland, and my student flat is opposite Bruntsfield Links - the oldest short-hole golf course in the world and one of the few remaining free golf courses in the world!

The pub next door to our dorms, Golf Tavern, was established in 1456 when a business license was issued for a hotel called the Golf Hotel. Since the hotel…


Added by Kaleena Bergfors on July 2, 2013 at 9:00am — No Comments

Walking Tours of Edinburgh

In addition to starting class this week, we also had fieldtrips as a group planned out on Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday that were a lot of fun. This post will highlight this week's excursions!

On Monday we met at Mercat Cross (mercat is the old Scots word for market) for our Secrets of the Royal Mile walking tour with Lizzie. This was a unique tour which covered 350 million years of history for…


Added by Kaleena Bergfors on June 29, 2013 at 5:39am — No Comments

The STUDY Part of Summer Abroad

I am so sorry for the lack of updates, I have found myself very busy with coursework, fieldtrips, and sightseeing and not really wanting to write about it all. Today's post is going to revolve around the school part of my program, and tomorrow's post will be the first week of sightseeing fieldtrips for class, which will get me caught up!

On Saturday, Janice and I checked out of our hostel and in the evening made our way over to our home for the next four weeks: our flats…


Added by Kaleena Bergfors on June 28, 2013 at 2:00pm — No Comments

First days in Edingburgh

I have been in Edinburgh for three glorious days now and loving every single minute of it, so much so that I haven't made the time to upload photos or blog - but I want to be sure to get it all down before I start to forget things. I checked into my dorm today, so I will be making a habit of blogging more frequently.

I arrived to my hostel, Castle Rock Hostel, at around 2pm on Thursday - tired and jet lagged. I was…


Added by Kaleena Bergfors on June 22, 2013 at 2:00pm — 1 Comment


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