Well it's still raining here, but that's alright. Since yesterday afternoon, it hasn't deterred me from going out to explore. I strolled around Nicholson Street last night and scoped out many of the Indian restaurants including a vegetarian one that offers a buffet I plan to eat at tomorrow, plus I found some cool looking shops and a supermarket to pick up some fresh fruit to keep in my room for snacks.
I'm starting to get down more of the lingo (I told someone that our building had a lift [elevator]) and was very proud of myself for that. And the whole money thing is begining to make sense mostly thanks to Laura, my new friend from Spain who is also an early arrival. We started the day at Elephants and Bagels on Nicholson Street, one of the cafes I'd been dying to hang out at. It was the cutest place with really yummy bagels and hummus and filled to the brim with all different types of elephants everywhere.
Here's me and Laura standing outside of Bagels and Elephants. And here is some of the inside.
After that we wandered around some more and found this great store with lots of Indian inspired gifts and jewelry. I purchased some of my gifts for home there. Next was the bookstore where we found these gorgeous post cards to send back home and then a stop at another cafe called Chocolate Soup. Of course I also found this!
This is the cafe that JK Rowling wrote the Harry Potter books in, however it's now a Chinese restaurant. We also happened to come across the starting marks for some of the haunted tours offered here so we'll be checking out the haunted underground Scottish dungeons tomorrow.
And the day would not have been complete without a visit from Dennis our Carribean Scotsman friend who walked us almost halfway home and tried to buy us phones since we denied owning any to avoid giving him our numbers. Laura was the best, telling him we'd only gone out today to buy hangers. Haha! Anyway, finally made it to dinner in the dining halls, and they weren't that bad. We met another SUISS student named Sue and tomorrow is supposed to be a sunny day-finally! So hopefully I'll be able to get all of those pictures of town in, and the rest of the students will be here so I'll finally meet everyone else at the reception party:-)