Parlez-vous Anglais?

Never could I have guessed that so many of the preconceptions I had cautiously made about the French would have turned out to be, for the most part, true. Yes, Parisians bundle up in shades of black and grey (or any other muted color for that matter) to shield themselves from the cold. Yes, beautiful men wrapped … More Parlez-vous Anglais?

What’s Different?

Apart from the haggis, Scotland probably doesn’t end up very often on Buzzfeed’s “9 Most Exotic Places to Visit before Getting Your Wisdom Teeth Removed.” Most Scottish citizens speak English as their primary language, and plenty of–very good, I might add–hamburger joints populate Edinburgh. Also, there’s that whole thing about America once being a colony of … More What’s Different?

O’er the Sea to Skye

  The “study” portion of my study-abroad has officially begun. For some (probably 500-year old) reason, the University of Edinburgh doesn’t start the fall semester until about a month after American universities. I’m not complaining. In the meantime, I’ve been traipsing about Scotland, particularly the islands. The above photo comes from a day-trip to Fingal’s … More O’er the Sea to Skye