Hello from Aberdeen! I arrived in Aberdeen yesterday and I fall in love with this city immediately! But before telling about Aberdeen, I would like to describe my last weeks in Glasgow. I have visited some parks. One of them was Queen’s Park. I can say that it’s very powerful place and of course, very magnificent. I took some amazing photos at that park : Another place that I have visited is Glasgow Green. I am so happy that I have been to that place in my last days in Glasgow because Glasgow Green absolutely worth it and you can’t miss it! I was walking in Glasgow Green when I suddenly smelled the barley. It wasn’t just chance or an accident. Not far from Glasgow Green there is Strathclyde Distillery. This distillery produces grain whisky. The distillery doesn’t look like other distilleries that I have been to. It’s got a more industrial look. Afterwards, I decided to go to the people’s palace and winter gardens. In front of this museum, there is a Terracotta fountain that depicts Britain’s four colonies : Australia, Canada, India and South Africa. I found out a lot of interesting information while visiting people’s palace. For example, the last execution took place in 1960 in Glasgow and was seen only by few people. Or the fact that alcohol lowers the body temperature and should be avoided in very cold weather, but many people don’t know about that and take a drink to ‘warm them inside’. I can say that I spent incredible time in Glasgow and from now on, I have such a great memories to keep!
It was very nice to live in Glasgow, but now I have an opportunity to explore Aberdeen. The main difference between Glasgow and Aberdeen is architecture. All the building are made of granite in Aberdeen. The other huge difference is that there is a sea in Aberdeen. As for me, it’s a great advantage! One more thing is that in Glasgow I relaxed and did a lot of different excursions, but I will get my work experience in Aberdeen. I am looking forward to my first work day and I am very excited about it! I know that my first shift will be in a bar so I can share my knowledge about whisky 🙂
That’s all for now,
Hey I’m Andrew and I’m from south Wales. I was living in Perth Scotland working in a hotel and then came about me going from Perth, Scotland to Helsinki, Finland chase project underway and I’m getting to put my hospitality experience and knowledge to the test in a fantastic cultural city which I’ve never had the pleasure of visiting before; 5 months of learning and working but doing what I love and getting too learn about a totally new place and culture is an opportunity which I couldn’t pass up on. I can’t thank light in the Path enough for this, because if hospitality is for you and you’re always willing to learn then this is a must as there is no destination, is just one long journey which will always be exciting and always interesting.
Cultural learning trip today to Tallinn, capital of Estonia. Absolutely beautiful city and the traditional aspect and loving of the city still remains in certain areas. We had the pleasure of visiting these areas as well as the old town, which was the ending of the day after we had finished off visiting local shops and mingling with the locals taking in the language. The welcome which they provided means Tallinn is now very much a hot spot on my visiting list in the near future and I highly recommend it to anyone with an interest in culture to come here, as it’s similar to Helsinki also and only a 2.5 hour ferry journey away.
Hello there! My week 3&4 in Scotland was the best time time ever! I have visited Loch Ness, Inverness and The Highlands! It was very impressive! During that trip to the Highlands I have visited Culloden Battlefield and even Craigh na Dun. If you know TV series called Outlander, it is that place from which Claire traveled back to the past. I stayed at night in Inverness. I like that city a lot because it’s very calm and incredible at the same time. It’s the best place to relax from chaos.
I tried haggis, neeps & tatties there for the first time and I think it was the best haggis ever because the consistency of neeps & tatties was very creamy.
I have visited Newtonmore Highland Folk museum where some parts of Outlander were filmed. Afterwards, I have visited my first whisky distillery. Blair Athol Distillery. I think it’s the most beautiful distillery ever. This distillery distills Blair Athol single malt whisky. It is used in Bell’s whisky. I have visited Auchentoshan distillery as well and it helped me a lot to pass the Whisky Ambassador exam.
I went around the city called Stirling. I have seen Wallace Monument and I even went upstairs to have an overlook of that brilliant city. It was very scary and windy upstairs but it worth it. On the 10th of October, I went to Edinburgh. The most impressive part of my trip there was the National Art Gallery. I was very inspired by that visit. It is my favourite painting from now.
In fact, I have visited a lot of other places and each of them left it’s imprint in my soul. I am feeling a lot of energy because of that trips and it makes me feel very happy! Each day is very productive up here in Scotland and it’s amazing!
I am looking forward to my visit my placement in Aberdeen where I will do my internship! I hope I will manage very well.
That’s all for today. See you soon! Enjoy your life 😉
The last week was rich in whisky, us have makes a road-trip of two days at the beginning of the week in highlands really very interesting discover Loch Ness it is surrounding and the very beautiful city of inverness .We also have to visit two distillery ( Auchentoshan & Blair athol ) and to cross the whisky ambassador which is a diploma which guarantees that we know Scotch whisky of which we all made a success successfully thus very well.
This week was great I have to visit the beautiful cathedral of Glasgow as well as necropolis, the next day we are to go has Edinburgh which is really impressive and to charge in history. The park of grangemouth summons us to go to visit with the big hoses head it was really massive
Last week was amazing! We went to the highlands, loch ness, 2 different whisky Destillerys( Blair Athol and auchentoshan). But the thing I’m most proud of is that I passed the Whisky ambassador test. To become a whisky ambassador you have to take a course that’s six hours long and do a test with 30 questions and 4 whisky blind test and place the right whisky with the right flavour/smell. Since Whisky is my favourite spirit its nice to have something to show that you know what you are talking about.
hey am garry really looking forward to going to teneriife, learning spanish, learning about new cultures and gaining new experiences hopefully gaining new skills that i can put forward into attracting employers in the hospitality industry. I try to keep fit by going to the gym and i love a good game of football I also am in to wildlife and and enjoy other sports that can keep you fit. I am keen to learn new skills and be able to cook a wide variety of wide food ranges.