I'll start with pancakes. In Scotland, pancakes are a breakfast food. As far as pancake-eating conduct goes, that is the only thing we have in common. In Scotland, pancakes come in clear plastic packages in the dining hall. You grab a pancake, a pack… More
This past Friday, I went to a school-sponsored dance. It was less the type of dance that we might be used to; it was advertised as a type of traditional Scottish dancing event called a Ceilidh (pronounced KAY-LEE).
On arrival, I paid the entrance fee… More
Last night, I went to a meeting for the Tae Kwon Do club at Aberdeen. I learned to do a 180-kick, and how to get out of a wrist grab and a choke. But that’s not what this blog post is about.
At the end when everyone was putting their coats on to go home… More
As it happens, the stereotype that Americans are the most gun-happy people in the world is false. In fact, the people at the University of Aberdeen Rifle Club were surprised to hear that American Universities generally don’t allow any kind of guns or… More
When my fellow study abroad classmates and I got to our residence hall at the University of Aberdeen, the first person we met in the lobby was a second-semester first year from Venice who happened to be checked in already, but we didn’t know she was a… More