As the TecAlliance becomes more and more international and therefore the command of English is becoming more and more important, I decided to made a short trip to Scotland to improve my English. On Thursday,the 8th of June, we went from Weeze airport directly to the capital of Scotland. In Edinburgh, my fiance and I were received by a friend who makes a volunteer year in Scotland. After we brought our luggage into the High Street Hostel, we explored the surrounding area. We were looking for a nice location where we wanted to have breakfast the next morning. Afterwards we looked for a good place where we ate dinner. In Scotland that tap water is for free in the restaurant. We found this great because you can save a little money. After an extensive dinner we went to a Sainsbury’s store to get some snacks. As the day was already over, it was time for the return trip to the hostel, where we quickly fell asleep.
The next morning we went to the previously selected restaurant. At a “Full Scottish Breakfast”, I gathered forces for the upcoming day. The breakfast consisted of fried eggs, bacon, sausage, tomato, baked beans, tattie (a kind of potato bread) and haggis (sausage from the liver, heart and lung of the sheep) with a slice of toast. Now we went to explore Edinburgh Castle. Very interesting was the war museum. After we had seen the whole castle we made a stop at Sainsbury’s where you get a sandwich, a drink and a bag of chips for £ 3.00 the so-called “meal deal”. This should also be our breakfast on Saturday. As the sea looked so close from the castle, we made our way to enjoy our lunch by the sea. It quickly turned out that it was a little further away. After a felt eternity, we finally arrived and we‘re all happy to have something to eat. Next stop was the Ocean Terminal. A shopping center by the sea. Here we enjoyed a Frappuccino at Starbucks. Towards evening, we took the bus back to the hostel where we enjoyed a short break before we got up to eat fish and chips. With over 30,000 steps the Friday was a very active day. So we were really happy when we finally fell to bed.
The Saturday did not start with breakfast, but with buying souvenirs. After this we get breakfast. Soon afterwards, we went to the airport to go home. It was a very good time in Scotland where I could improve my English a little. I would recommend to anyone to go on a language trip, even if they are short.