When Dundee really is the sunniest city in Scotland
Feb27

When Dundee really is the sunniest city in Scotland

Hi there! I’ve had a few friends visiting from back home this last week and I was so pleased to see that the sun greeted them for a couple of days while they were here. It’s February, it’s winter, and naturally they were expecting some minus degree-numbers on the Snapchat-filter, but February in Dundee surprisingly showed us up to 14+ instead. All the talk about Dundee being the sunniest city in Scotland (you...

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Started from the bottom now I’m …still here
Feb21

Started from the bottom now I’m …still here

Nestled near the southeast corner of the Cairngorms National Park and about an hour’s drive from Dundee you will find, what most would call, a gem. A massive, frosty, glistening, gem. They call it Glenshee Ski Centre …or as I would refer to it, That Place That Tested My Patience. When most people hear I am from Iowa, they usually imagine that flat state in the smack-dab center of the USA that’s known for its agriculture....

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Feel Like Having a Snowstorm-Sunday in Scotland
Feb06

Feel Like Having a Snowstorm-Sunday in Scotland

The Norwegian in me can’t make sense of a February without a meter of snow blocking my front door, and without doing weekly legdays outside trying to get to the bus stop. But no matter how refreshing it is to experience a non-snow winter, I still miss the sight of the beautiful white mountains. Luckily, only one hour drive from Dundee you can get back to ‘Norway’. In gorgeous Glen Isla there is several mountains easily...

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Welcome back!
Jan15

Welcome back!

Welcome back to Dundee guys! How you all had a great festive season! My break was great! I got to go back home and even spent a week in Sri Lanka. Ahh, how I miss the warmth and sunlight! But to be fair, I was very happy to come back to Dundee, all refreshed and ready to start a new semester – New Year New Me. Hope you guys haven’t given up on your now year resolution  yet!   One of the best things that have happened this...

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Assessing the semester
Dec07

Assessing the semester

As I got over two of my exams I happened to realize the huge difference between the expectations of the Grammar School I used to attend and the Uni…Not that there was not any during the past few months, but it is after these exams that I feel that there is something more that involved that much studying and reading that we were expected to do. For me, for a first year student who is also beginner at the Uni-life, these exams (although...

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