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Published: February 7th 2009
What a day!
We did not get to go visit the castle like we wanted too, but we are going to go to Stonehaven tomorrow anyway and explore the city. It's about 15-25 minutes south of Aberdeen on the coast.
Today we made a discovery that simply was unbelievable. The North Sea beach is a 15 minute walk from campus! 15 MINUTES! And it is beautiful. I have never been a on a beach where there was snow and sand at the same time!😊
Today we went shopping downtown...a Saturday afternoon is the busiest time to shop in Aberdeen, because everyone is off work and all the stores close at 5pm. I picked up some essentials and then we headed back to my flat and made tacos. They hit the spot😊 I went with two friends, Alex and Sydney, who are both international students, and we decided that since we all live in self-catered flats we are going to make dinner like that more often. So excited😊
What do 6 Scots, an American, German and Finnish girl all have in common? DRINKING! (And many more things of course😊)
After dinner we squeezed 10 girls into one tiny room and had a blast talking and explaining different cultural aspects. It was a blast😊 Some of the Scottish girls LOVE my accent! I have never heard that before! I said that's what I love about you! It's amazing the different accents you can hear when simply talking to people from different parts of Scotland. One girl was talking and I could barely understand her!
Hopefully more pictures soon. I have to go to the computer lab to upload pictures...it's a pain, so they will only come once in a while.
I am having fun, but I miss home as well. I love hearing your comments and what you are doing back home, so keep them coming😊
A couple things:
*In Scotland, when they traffic light changes it goes green, yellow, red, and then red, yellow, green. (I'm still trying to cross the street without dying, so that might be a wee bit different.)
*When you cross the street in some areas, their is not a walk, they have a grid, so you basically walk wherever you want when you hear the beeping sound. The grid covers the entire middle of the intersection.
*Pretty much the only music that I have heard is American music.
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