I have just returned (2 weekends ago), from another wonderful get away put together by the IFSA-Butler program! Last time we went to the Argyll Forest, and this time it was the Isle of Skye! The views were breath taking and the atmosphere calming. The people seem to live a slower paced life and are extremely friendly. We left on Friday, 20 April and spent the day slowly traveling to Skye. Along the way, we stopped at Eilean Donan castle; the most photographed castle in Scotland. Two major movies that filmed scenes there were Made of Honour” and “Elizabeth – The Golden Age.” We also stopped at other places, of which I cannot recall at the moment lol. Once at Skye, we settled into our rooms (we were paired off in twos), and got ready for dinner; which was delicious. The next day, (Saturday) we had the option of going on a bus tour or a hike. I chose to go on the bus tour, because it seemed there was more to see with that option. One of my favourite parts of the bus tour was putting my face in a magical fairy river; supposed to keep you young forever lol. I love mythical tales! On the way back from Skye we stopped at Loch Ness…..and no I didn’t find Nessy…even though I searched for minutes!! In a few days I will be going to the Orkney Islands with some of the friends I’ve met here at Stirling! It will be quite the adventure!
The most exciting experience lately was my friend from Norway visiting me here in Stirling!! She stayed for 9 days! I showed her the lovely city of Edinburgh, Glasgow, and of course Stirling! It was wonderful seeing her, and I cannot wait to visit her in Norway in June!!! I love studying abroad, it has given me the opportunity to see so many places that I otherwise might of never seen!! Only a month and a half left, WOW, time has flown!