Day-to-Day life of a PhD student (Adventuring in Edinburgh, Scotland): 30th December 2017

This is another adventure version of the ‘day-to-day life of a PhD student’, if you have not seen the Tasmania Adventure one yet go here.

This time I am on the other side of the world exploring Edinburgh, which has made a wonderful first impression on me!


7:14am:  I went to bed really early last night & slept for a huge 12 hours (due to being so exhausted from the journey over here), so I am up early, enjoying a coffee.


8:20am: After talking to mum on the phone, I am all ready and rugged up for breakfast!


8:36am:  The hotel where I’m staying is surrounded by so many cafes and restaurants- It was overwhelming deciding where to go- but I was happy with my choice. The waffles were delicious. If you ever find yourself in Edinburgh, craving waffles check out Papii!


9:28am: Edinburgh is like no big city I’ve ever visited before- there are no modern buildings, they are all old and full of character!


9:43am: Thanks to a suggestion from one of my Instagram followers, I decided to check out Calton Hill. It was snowing! I was so excited to see snow falling from the sky for the first time, it was probably very obvious to everyone that i’m not a local.


11:48pm:  It is really snowing now!


12:26pm:  I then decided to visit the Botanic Gardens (a suggestion from a different Instagram follower!). It was such a nice way to spend a couple of hours- and I am so glad I got to visit whilst it was under snow. I even saw a squirrel for the first time!


2:24pm:  On the hunt for a late lunch!


2:33pm:  I found another cute café to have a quick bite.


3:28pm: Back in the hotel now- my legs are sore from walking so much. I think it will take me a while to get used to the fact that the sunsets before 4 over here.


4:41pm: I’ve had a shower and will most likely spend the rest of the night snuggled in front of the TV eating left over pizza! I am joining my tour tomorrow so am happy to rest tonight.


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