Before moving to Glasgow, I’d been a little nervous about having access to nature. I’m not a city girl, but Glasgow and the surrounding area have stolen my heart, impressing me with lush parks, nearby woodlands and elegant castles and country houses.Continue reading “19 Outdoor Spots In and Around Glasgow”
Trigger warning: This post discusses sexual harassment and assault.
I’ve lived in a few different countries in my life. I can tell you that misogyny, sexism and sexual harassment and assault are not exclusive to any one country. I’ve been a victim in Italy, the Czech Republic, the UK and at home in the U.S. It’s not something I or many other women talk about much, but then Sarah Everard, a 33-year-old marketing executive, was kidnapped while walking home from a friend’s house in London. She was murdered, and now millions of women in the UK and beyond are grieving her loss and remembering all the times they felt threatened or were harmed by men.Continue reading “Sexual Harassment and Assault as a Female Traveller”
Don’t get me wrong, I love traveling, but if given the option, I’d choose to live abroad. Here’s why…Continue reading “Why I’d Rather Live Abroad Than Travel”
When our last flat had a health and safety issue, Anya and I decided to move from the wee village of Bridge of Allan to the normally bustling city of Glasgow. We’re now settled in our new home, and I’d like to tell you what I learnt from the whole process…Continue reading “What I Learnt from Moving to Glasgow”
In the summer, it became clear that my dream of moving to Scotland wasn’t going to be exactly as I’d envisioned. My master’s programme was going to take place almost entirely online for the first semester and perhaps the second. I was even given the option to defer study for a semester or whole year, but here I am in Scotland. So, was it worth it?Continue reading “Moving to Scotland during Covid… Was It Worth It?”
In many parts of the world, Americans are often seen as ethnocentric with a lack of cultural understanding. Maybe they don’t feel the need to become more culturally-aware because they belong to a globally-dominant culture. While the U.S. claims to embrace different cultures, I’m not sure most Americans live up to that, but I want to.Continue reading “How Being American Has Shaped My Worldview”