Evi Paelinck from Edinburgh, Scotland
Ever considered going on Erasmus in Scotland? It is less obvious choice, but for Evi it was a conscious decision and she enjoyed every moment. Read her story here.
"When I arrived in Edinburgh, I never thought that this city would capture my heart so quickly. The first day I got to know the Scottish nightlife by ignorantly stepping into a hip club in a tourist outfit was the beginning of a wonderful adventure. It is impossible to give a summary. Together with two other Belgian girls we started with a hike to Arthur's Seat. I myself had hardly any hiking experience and sighed more than once before we reached the top. Once there, besides feeling a little proud, I felt very happy: pushing through is always worth it in every way. Afterwards, we ate our sandwich - which we had picked up randomly at the Scottish Parliament earlier in the day after having to go through security first - in the grass while enjoying a beautiful view. We ended the day by tasting the Scottish specialty haggis (sheep's organs!), which amazingly wasn't even that bad."
Here's an overview of just a few ISIC benefits
you can score in Scotland:
Standing at the end of Edinburgh's Royal Mile, the Palace of Holyroodhouse is the official home of Her Majesty The Queen in Scotland, and is used by Her Majesty for State ceremonies and official entertaining.
How I do enjoy these offers? Simply flash your ISIC to receive the student price.
Glasgow’s best kept secret, hidden gem and fav underground haunt, The Duck combines bar, diner, late night fun, event & gig space into a chilled out and unpretentious hideout. Opening in 2007, people have been known to lose themselves for hours in the depths of this lo-fi venue/bar/whatever with a selection of board games, pub quizzes, film screenings, gigs, performances, late night dancing and, uh, anything else. Top nosh vegan diner style food served until 22hr (and 23hr on fri & sat), burgers, loaded fries, macaroni cheese and milkshake cocktails.
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