University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, UK • July 2013 • Length of Read: 1 Minute
In July 2013, I graduated from the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow with a joint first class honours degree in International Business & Accounting. My four years of partying and studying as a student were marked with a six-month exchange programme to the Netherlands, which saw the birth of this blog, and an untold number of raucous mid-week drinking sessions that almost always inevitably led to us passing out on the sofas in my mate Endy's flat.
Whilst there, I made a core group of friends who collectively named themselves as The Elite, and despite having gone our separate ways since graduating, we still meet up every winter holidays for a Second Christmas. Throughout Uni we took trips together to Amsterdam and Magaluf, and upon graduating five of the eight of us slung backpacks over our shoulders and set out on a quest to explore South America for a whole summer. These adventures went on to form the base of my first published travel book, Crobs Abroad: A Scot's Misadventures With A Backpack, which can be found in the online bookshop (just click the button to the top-right of your screen).
Oh, what I wouldn't give to go back to those more innocent and care-free times.