My Tour of Scotland: Nessie, Kilts and Scenery

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Amy is an Taiwanese student currently studying at Kingston University in London. She recently won a tour of Scotland as part of a competition, and here she describes her experiences from the trip. 

"Before I headed to Scotland, I knew nothing about the country. All I knew was that I wanted to search for the Loch Ness Monster, Nessie. On my way to Edinburgh, I saw the view from the window was rapidly changing. I could really tell it was a whole new country and it was so different from London.

I have to say that Scotland is very beautiful. One moment that summed it up for me, was being on top of a mountain that overlooked the landscape of the Isle of Skye (below). It was breathtaking. It is unspoilt natural beauty and marvellous mountain splendour. The waterfall, castles and loch were all stunning, especially when the sun came out, reflecting on to the water and the land. I was speechless.

Isle of Skye

As part of the trip, we also got a chance to see a show about how to dress like a true Scottish person. It was interesting to see how to make a cloth into a kilt, and it didn't seem at all difficult. However, when back at the hostel, we tried to make it on our own, which made us realise quite how hard it is.

Overall, it was a great trip. Thanks to ForeignStudents, I learned a lot about Scotland. Unfortunately, we did not see Nessie in Loch Ness. But I firmly believe he is still out there...somewhere."

To read the rest of Amy's blog posts, check them out here.  


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