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15Jul/141

Oxford Study Tour UK Day 8

Today was our last day in Edinburgh, Scotland. In the morning, we went to Edinburgh Castle. The Scottish royal crown and jewels are there. There were a lot of tourists. Here is a timelapse of the people with the city and the clouds. Thought it would be very interesting

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Afterwards, we walked down the royal mile and learned about John Knox. We then were dismissed to explore the area. I went to get lunch at this place called Oink. They roast a whole pig and then tear it apart there. They had a haggis spread. SO I finally had haggis! And it was really good. It had a nutty flavor with meat and spices.

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After lunch, I stopped by a coffee shop that had just opened up 6 weeks ago. They made a mean aeropress.

A couple of us then walked down to the palace of the Queen then walked back. After dinner, we had a lecture on Baptist at the foot of Arthur’s Seat.

I then hiked up for the last time up the mountain. I was going to do another timelapse but I decided to just enjoy my last sunset on the mountain. It was great. This is the footage from yesterday's trek.

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Victor Huang

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14Jul/140

Oxford Study Tour UK Day 7

It was hard this morning to wake up. I think a lot of the group is really exhausted from traveling and doing things every day. We coached it over to St. Andrews today, the birthplace of golf! St. Andrews is set right next to the North Sea. When we got there it was really nice and sunny.

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We walked to Martyrs Monument, which was built to commemorate four men executed there for their Protestant beliefs.

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We then walked to St. Andrews Castle, which has a rich history and story behind it. We listened to a scintillating lecture by Dr. Yarnell. There was a tunnel that was dug to try to destroy the walls so we got to walk down into it.

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After that, we walked to St. Andrews Cathedral, which is more like St. Andrews Ruins. There was a museum and a tower there that you could climb. I decided to climb it after lunch.

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Afterwards we were dismissed to explore the town and eat lunch. We ate at some chippie store (fish and chips). It was delicious. We went to climb the tower after lunch. By then it had started to rain lightly. By time we got down, it was light, but steady. We saw a stone pier at the top of the tower so we decided to go down and explore it.

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The sea was so…surreal looking. The colors were so different. If you haven’t seen my instagram pics, go check them out at instagram.com/victorhuang20

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After that, we sought some shelter, at an ice cream store haha. I got an affagato and then we headed back to bus to go back home. Once we got back, we had dinner and then I went to go climb the Arthur’s Seat again. One reason being that it is so beautiful and I wanted another time lapse….the second reason being is, I simply have gained a lot of weight these past couple of months with being in Columbus, New York, and now the UK. I haven’t been able to work out and do crossfit, so my gut has now gotten larger. It’s always been there, but now, my pants are too tight. UGH, It’s sad, but the food has been delicious. It’s the price I pay for being a foodie.

I will post the timelapse tomorrow. But here is a preview photograph of what is to come...

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Tomorrow, we explore Edinburgh so I’m excited to see the city. Need to research more and see what’s hopping around here.

Victor Huang

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13Jul/140

Oxford Study Program UK Day 6

Today, we woke up at the crack of dawn to drive to…Scotland!!! It was a long bus drive. I slept the majority of the way there because I was exhausted from the week of traveling and exploring. Here is the time-lapse from the top of St Paul’s Cathedral

We stopped in Grasmere, which is where Dove Cottage is. This is the home of the poet William Wordsworth. Although it was a little bit rainy, the lake and scenery were very beautiful. Here is a time-lapse of the lake.

After more driving, we ended up in Edinburgh, Scotland. The place we are staying at is at right next to Arthur’s Seat, which is this mountain that when you climb to the top, you can see the whole city. After dinner, we went to the foot of it and Dr. Travers gave a sermon on Evangelism. 2014-07-14_0001.jpg We then were dismissed for free time. I decided to climb Arthur’s Seat with some people and we set off. It wasn’t too difficult of a climb. Every point we came to was beautiful. When we finally got to the top…my breath was taken away, not by the hike, but by the view. I could see 360 degrees around. It was windy up there, but the sun was shining and you could see for hundreds of miles. I stayed to watch the sunset and it was so beautiful. I plan on going everyday we are here to go watch the sunset.

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