Yesterday was a great day to be an exchange student at University of Dundee. As mentioned in an earlier post, one of the perks of being in Dundee, is that it’s close to everything. Christmas does something to me, and so far I’ve been to four Christmas markets in November. First one in Dundee, then the one in Edinburgh, than one in Broughty Ferry not far from here and then the last one in Edinburgh yesterday – again. It is actually six if you count the Scottish Christmas market that held place in Edinburgh as well!
Thankfully, the University offers a lot of opportunity for students that want to get the most of their stay here. We paid £7 for a go and return-bus ticket, and had the whole day for ourselves in Edinburgh. Adding to this, there were some free tickets for the Edinburgh Castle. I’ve never been, so my friends and I couldn’t turn that offer down! I’ll cover the whole day in this post, so get ready for a bunch of pictures to get you in the right Christmas spirit! (I’m listening to Christmas music myself, as we speak – and have been for weeks).
– The Castle –
First of all, let me thank this lovely girl in the middle for some of these pictures! She was my personal photographer at the castle for the day.
As you can see in this picture, we tried (and failed hard) to both point and strangle the horse.
The whole gang!
They also fires a canon at the castle every day at 1pm (correct me if I’m wrong). Susann got this on film, so have a look. It was pretty cool. I tried to myself, but got so surprised by it, that I accidentally deleted it. Even if I didn’t, hence my reaction it looked like I was the one getting shot, haha.
– The Christmas market –
The Christmas market was absolutely amazing! What felt like hundreds of booths filled with candy, homemade stuff, food, hot chocolate, mulled wine and lighting as far as you could see. There was even a Christmas tree-maze (!).
Haha, seller photobombing my picture – thumps up!
If reality and exams didn’t kick in, I would have gone back there today already! Since you heard from me last, me and a couple of guys from my class in UN Human Rights law have been quite busy planning a fundraising event for the Legal Center for Syrian refugees on the island of Lesbos. If you can’t wait for some more Christmas spirit, come to Chaplaincy centre tonight at 6pm for some lovely Christmas dinner and live music!