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More Than Just Haggis

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The first words out of every person’s mouth after I told them I’d be spending the semester in Scotland was “Are you going to eat haggis?”.  I never really knew what to say because sure, I’m up for trying new foods, but also there’s more to this nation than a strange meat concoction.

Sometimes in America we forget to relax and enjoy our food, constantly taking coffee to go and eating a boring granola bar at our desk.  Scotland (and the rest of Europe) understands the importance of taking a little time out of your day to appreciate a flavorful cappuccino with a fun design and a fresh baked chocolate croissant.  I think we can all learn a little from slowing down and appreciating the little things in life.

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