Today I went for a fresher’s event that was announced as a guided tour through the Royal Botanic Gardens. It turned out to be more of a guided tour towards the Royal Botanic Gardens. When we got to the meeting point, the bus had just passed – great timing, guys – and we had to wait for half an hour in one of Teviot’s (i.e. the student assembly house’s) cafés for the next one. After a 10-minute-journey that could have as easily been a 15-minute walk we arrived at the Royal Botanic Gardens. There our „guide“ just let us „explore the gardens on our own“ and we had a one-and-a-half-hour-walk through this beautiful, big, blossoming green heart of the city.
By timing, accident and bus ride happenings, I ended up in a group of five: Manon (France), Laith (Afghanistan), Andrey (Ukraine), and Kathryn (US) – it couldn’t have been any more international.