Now that I’m going into my third week of study everything is starting to become a routine. I still haven’t found the balance between wanting to go out and try new restaurants and shopping with studying. The way the program is set up is alot different from what I’m used to in the US. Alot of it is based on self-study and choosing what you want to read. There is so much you can choose from that it all becomes a little overwhelming. Luckily the instructors are very nice and understanding and the classes are very engaging.
I am slightly frustrated with my housing situation though. I love my flatmates, otherwise I would move. The place I’m staying at in itself is alright, but because it is so cheap the rest of the buildings surrounding mine are filled with Freshman. The maturity differences because 18-20 year olds and Postgrads who are 23 and up is huge! I am trying to have patience! Just have to be thankful my flatmates are wonderful. I guess it’s just all part of the campus living.
The weather is starting to change here. It started out being in the high 50′s to mid 60′s and now it is dropping. The wind is bitingly cold now as well. Time to start bringing out the winter jackets!
I have had a little more time to explore as well. Today I went to breakfast at a place called Archibalds and then wandered on over to the Aberdeen Maritime Museum. The museum was wonderful! I was surprised how fascinating it was and how large. From the outside you wouldn’t think it would have been that big. Makes sense considering Aberdeen has a large oil industry from the North Sea.
Tomorrow I will be going to Loch Ness and Urquhart Castle! Very excited to see more of Scotland.
I better get back to studying.
Here are some pics from the Museum.