As I’m closing in on the end of my first week in Dundee, Scotland, I decided to share some of my experiences with the rest of the world.
I was in culture shock the first few days here in Dundee, not to mention extremely tired from the flight and jet lag. I didn’t feel much like leaving my dorm room, but you get hungry eventually.
My first meal was at a Kentucky Fried Chicken. I was surprised to see it here, and I wanted to see how KFC in Scotland compared to KFC in the U.S. Turns out portions are much smaller here in Scotland, which in a way I think is a good thing. It discourages overeating. They also give you french fries with your meal instead of mashed potatoes.
It’s really interesting how close all the stores are here in Dundee. I can walk anywhere I need to go. Some, but not all the stores here close around 6 p.m. I like that idea as it allows the employees to be home at night with their families.
I assume because Scotland is so far north, it tends to get dark here very early. The sun starts going down around 4 p.m. It’s a little hard to get used to.
As for the people of Scotland, I have never met such friendly people before. Everyone is so happy here and willing to help you with anything you need. It’s definitely something I’m going to miss when I go back to the States.
My first class is tomorrow, and I’m excited to see how it goes. I’ll write more about it soon!