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Corrine Mcandrews: Caulton Hill

There is too much to do here in Edinburgh. There is so much to do as a tourist or visitor, but there are certain things a tourist must do before leaving. One of the more beautiful and peaceful tourist attractions to see is Caulton Hill. The hustle and bustle of city life can be quite ...

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Corrine Mcandrews: Glasgow Part 1

Glasgow is the largest city in all of Scotland population wise. It is also the most modern, especially when compared next to the old city of Edinburgh. While Edinburgh has beautiful old, limestone buildings, Glasgow has more modern architectural buidlings made from more recently used materials. Glasgow overall has a more city vibe. Edinburgh is ...

Corrine Mcandrews: Guy Fawkes Day

Remember, remember the fifth of November. This catchy little saying was chanted countless times today throughout Edinburgh as well as throughout other parts of England. Apparently the fifth of November is the day that the United Kingdom pay tribute to a failed terroristic attempt on the English Parliament. A man by the name Guy Fawkes, ...

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Corrine Mcandrews: Dogs in Britain

It has come to my attention that in Edinburgh, Scotland, as well as the rest of the United Kingdom, people really like their dogs. I am almost certain that most people in Scotland refer to their dogs as companions more often than Americans do. There is an overwhelming amount of dogs on the street. They ...

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Corrine Mcandrews: Arthur’s Seat

Last evening was a very brisk one and was scheduled to have a full moon so my flat mate, Katie, and I decided to climb Arthur’s Seat. Arthur’s seat is a big rock formation which can be perfectly described as smaller than a mountain, but larger than a hill. It fits directly in the middle ...

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Corrine Mcandrews: Portobello Beach

Portobello Beach in Edinburgh, Scotland is the most gorgeous beach I have ever seen. I have never seen so much bright blue water or have walked such fine sand in my entire life. Even though that sounds very cliché, it is true. It is still relatively nice here in Southern Scotland despite what I first ...

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Corrine Mcandrews: Gaelic Culture Across Ireland and Scotland

Dublin, a place I recently visited, is said to have a beautiful Christmas market opening up to the public around the end of November. I did not have the chance to see it yet. Only a sparse amount of light pole decorations and street signs were hung to celebrate the festive holiday. I was surprised ...

Corrine Mcandrews: Music in Edinburgh

Music in Edinburgh seems to be of high importance and abundance, much more so than in Philadelphia. Philadelphia is a large city with music festivals and events occurring frequently, but not so much daily. In Edinburgh, you can hear live music every single night. Street performers fill the Royal Mile and Princes Street during the ...

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Corrine Mcandrews: A Month Already

I am completely sick and it’s my flat mate’s fault. All the people living in the student accommodation are sick. It’s horrible, but thankfully I’m sick while living in a beautiful city. I have been trying to see the bright side of things. I have been trying to stay optimistic. It has been a struggle ...

Corrine Mcandrews: Scotland’s Atmosphere

Scotland’s atmosphere is a great one. What partly attracted me to study in this land were its myths and legends. I was always fascinated by Irish folklore and the stories of things like fairies and banshees. During my high school years, I tried to tap into my Irish heritage. There is still a mystery about ...