Hello there! My name is Stefanija and I am from Latvia. I am 18 years old and I study Catering and Hospitality. I decided to go to Scotland because it’s an incredible place and I wanted to get a new experience in my work&study field.
My first impression of Scotland is amazing! I like this place a lot. I stay in Glasgow and it’s very pretty and green place. People are very nice and friendly here as well. They even have a slogan – People Make Glasgow. I think it’s the best slogan ever! It has a very deep meaning. Not sculptures or architecture make the city. But the people make the Glasgow.
In my daily basis I have lessons and after them I have some excursions. One of the best excursions of the first week was a walk through Pollok County Park. The weather was really nice and I could even have a look at very ancient mansion in that park.
I got a lot of knowledge about the Scottish culture after the first week. I found out that Scottish people have their own language called Galic. Moreover, people who was born and raised in Scotland have a specific Scottish accent. For example, instead of saying yes, they say aye. That’s very interesting, isn’t it? 🙂
I have quite a lot favourite spots in Scotland. One of these spots are parks. Glasgow is a very green city and I like to go for walks and explore this incredible areas of flowers, trees and bushes. In my free time I usually go to the city centre with a bunch of my new friends. I like to visit restaurants, cafés or pubs with my friends. It gives me both : an opportunity to practice my English skills and even try new kinds of food.
I find this internship very useful because I am going to visit a lot of knowledgeable places like Whisky Distillery and different cafés & restaurants. It will help me in learning a lot of useful information in my hospitality field. But I am also looking forward to my trip to Inverness, Loch Ness and The Highlands.
Scotland is a really nice place 🙂 As for me, everyone should visit Scotland!