What I’ve learnt as a fresher in Aberdeen
We’re all freshwater fish in a big, salty granite lake
It's September, you're fresh up in Aberdeen. The car looks like an IKEA stockroom, you're ready to start your new life. You're ready to be a fresher. Scouring the internet for what to expect in the deen, you need not look further. Ladies and gentlemen, this is what I've learned as a fresher
The photos aren’t photoshopped, it really is that grey
The city may be grey, but the people light it up.
You will learn to love and respect Ketamine Kyle
There's nothing quite like bumping into him on a saturday night and forking out big bucks for a photo with him. It'll be worth money one day.
Get to know the chippy guys and you’ll get discounts
It pays to know people. Or flirt a little, your call. Belmont Kebab love a regular – befriend em and watch the benefits roll in.
You can resit an exam but you can't resit a night out
It's Skite Wednesday. Get up, get dressed, get down. Folk tell you first year is the year you can let loose before the hard work kicks in. This is solid advice. Say yes more.
Aberdeen has a fantastic selection of pizza
Dominoes might try and entice you in with their 'student deals' but the real heroes of our times are AJ's for the best pizza but Snappys for the biggest. Get in on it.
You'll always leave a night out with something
It won't always be a burd (or a boy), but there'll always be something to wake up to the next morning that you didn't go out with.
Visit Independent Bars & Restaurants
They're often friendlier with better quality products and better service. If you're into your Mexican scran, try-out Burrito Cabeza on George St instead of Barburrito or Topolobamba
But never forget your old favourite, Pasta
Breakfast? Pasta. Lunch? Pasta. Dinner? Pasta. Trying to impress a hot date? Three course pasta with pesto.
Make the most of your days
Aberdeen has so much on and so much to do, you've just gotta look for it. Instead of slobbing out, take yaself to the beach for a swim, blow your savings at union square or bounce down to the sports village to keep fit.
Watch out for the seagulls
They're bigger than a three year old child and will stop at nothing to take you out. Beware, one quick swoop and you've been floored.