Around Dundee

  • MacLaren on a Munro

    You know that feeling when the mountains are calling and you want to get up at 5 on a Saturday morning to scramble up the side of a mountain through the bog and freeze your fingers off while eating lunch sitting on some frozen stone? No? Just me then? Mountains are magical. I realise they’re […]

  • A day in the life of a Singaporean! – All Scots Weekend 2017!!

    So now that we are in early November, it was time for another Singaporean meetup this time organised by the UKSSC (United Kingdom Singaporean Student Council) and supported by our very own Dundee University Singaporean Society (DUSG). The event was a great success and both societies received praises from so many different sources. All of […]

  • A day in the Life of a BMSc Student

      WED, 1st Nov 2017 The most soul-destroying sound on Earth has to be the default iPhone alarm that greets me every morning at 7am. I go to bed with the best of intentions to have an early night but with my mandatory scroll through Instagram, Snapchat, Facebook and endless YouTube spiral (predominantly about food) it […]

  • Beach Bums

      Once upon a time, my parents moved from our beloved home city of Delft to a town nestled behind the Dutch dunes to be closer to the beach, and I despised the beach for about a year because it was windy and sandy and not home. But at some point a shift occurred and […]

  • Skye-driving

    The first thing I did when I found out that I’ll be moving to Dundee was to make a list of all the places I could visit nearby. Scottish Highlands were one of them; right near the very top! This is my experience of travelling around the Isle of Skye over a weekend, and some things I’d do differently when I plan my next trip!

  • What a week!

    It’s been exhilarating. It’s been exhausting. You know when you begin to set off on a long run and as you slowly gain pace you feel this thrill that you’ve peaked and you’re taking longer and longer strides… Soon the ground begins to disappear beneath your feet, and it’s almost like you’re flying! An hour into […]

  • A day in the life of a year 2 Medical student

    Last year, I wrote a post about my day as a year 1 medical student. And from the looks of it, seems like a lot of you enjoyed it and thank you for stopping me in Ninewells to tell me how informative the post was! That’s why I do this. So, to carry on that […]

  • My Dundee Bucket List

    Being at university we often get so caught up in our day to day routines and commitments that we often forget to take a step back and actually take a moment to embrace our surroundings. Everything we do in our time here at university has a certain goal that is attached to it, may it […]

  • The White Lady of Balgay Bridge

    Dundee is a haunted city. From the Grey Lady of Glamis Castle to the ghoul that supposedly haunts the Wellgate shopping center, there is no shortage of scary stories within the ghost of Dundee’s walls. You can book a Dark Dundee walking tour for the full supernatural experience, but since it is now the month of […]

  • How to make friends: Take 2

    Last year, around this time, I wrote a blog post about how to make friends. It’s been a year since, so I thought let’s review the advice I gave and see how successful I have been in making friends. Ok, so let’s the facts straight: Do I have friends? – Yes Do I have close […]