Scotland holds a special place in my heart, and I have documented that love here, on this blog. I write about it fondly and often in comparison to my upcoming move to Cambodia, and I also narrated my four month adventure interning for the Scottish parliament. However, I realized that I rarely touch upon how Scotland changed … Continue reading How Scotland Changed Me
I leave for Cambodia in a matter of days, and my heart cannot stop racing. I am excited, nervous, confident, and terrified all at the same time. There is no doubt in my mind that this journey I am about to embark on will be challenging, liberating, and life-changing. But despite all of these, more or less, positive … Continue reading Cambodia will be Different
Upon my return to Edinburgh I discovered a massive change to the city: fall. Now the beloved season of fall, a time for layers and Pumpkin Spice Lattes, is something I thought unforeign to me. California, despite being California, does in fact get some form of seasons. I knew that leaves changed colours, and the … Continue reading Myriah and Hannah’s Big Day Out
As the title of this post implies, I have safely made it to Edinburgh! I actually arrived three days ago, but with jet lag, exploring the city, and making new friends, moments to write are a bit sparse. However, curled up with a newly purchased blanket from Primark and a cup of tea, I'm ready to … Continue reading Greetings from Edinburgh
In eleven days, a lovely Delta Airlines plane will take off from San Francisco International airport and my journey to the Athens of the North will officially begin. Buying a plane ticket proved immensely more stressful and difficult than I thought it would, as many things pertaining to my Scottish adventure turned out to be. Most of this … Continue reading Leaving on a Jet Plane
It's been a little over a week now since a wonderfully thick, battered, bright yellow UPS envelope returned to my possession. Yes my visa, the previous bane to my existence and current golden ticket into the United Kingdom, finally arrived. Let us take a moment to travel back in time to the afternoon of Friday, July … Continue reading What Happens After You Get Your Visa
I can hardly believe that it is already August. Just a few weeks ago, it felt as though this infamous month of departure would never arrive. Scotland was a dream; a figment of my imaginary future, bringing excitement and anticipation to my days. Now that the true count down is beginning, with only 26 days … Continue reading Early Morning Skype Meetings
The very moment I received my acceptance email to the Scottish Parliament Internship program, I started looking for accommodation. It was the one thing I was most excited, and most fearful about. How could I possibly commit to a place when I could not see it in person? Would I be able to go on House Hunters International? How much was this all going to cost?