Tag Archives: Scotland
Rachel at Edinburgh Castle

Studying In Scotland With Rachel Gardner

This post is part of an series of interviews with travelers who have studied abroad. Meet Rachel Gardner from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania: The voice behind The Northernist, she studied English literature and history at Edinburgh University from September 1999 to June 2000 as part of Butler University’s Institute for Study Abroad (her home university was Smith […]

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Haggis for Your Health

My first (and only) taste of Haggis. I don’t feel that the video does it justice. It really wasn’t horrible, despite my initial facial expressions. It tasted a little bit of cinnamon spice and mashed up internal organs. Just not really my thing, but then again, I haven’t been eating it since I was young.

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Feeling the DSL

The sad news:  I am back in Edinburgh and the tour is over. The good news:  I am still in Scotland. I can’t say I’ll miss being on the bus, though it was an educational experience.  Between everyone’s random jokes (most of which aren’t fit to print), punishments, and bus karaoke, time on the road […]

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Superstition

Today was an immersion into two more things Scottish – superstitions and wilderness. Despite the ghost of the Duchess of Sutherland roaming around, we didn’t lose a single Haggis tour member to Carbisdale Castle.  There were a few unusual occurrences – my hairdryer (of course I brought my hair dryer) working only sporadically, when it […]

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Scottish Highlands & Haunted Castles

I am writing from my dorm room in Carbisdale Castle.  No, castles and dorm rooms don’t usually go hand in hand, but in this case, it works.  Understandably, castles and wireless internet have not yet developed a relationship, so I won’t be posting photos until our next stop. Today was just another day in Scotland […]

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