Two days

On 29. September 2011, in QMU, Rugby, Schottland, Studies, by Marc Iten

Hello out there,
I’m sorry about yesterday. During the day I was at Fort Kinnaird for shopping and eating.



In the evening I had an other Rugby training. And after the training we went to Edinburgh for some drinks.
Tod Coinstar agent a y we h Coinstar agent a d Coinstar agent a lecture in str Coinstar agent a tegic m Coinstar agent a n Coinstar agent a gement.

Dr Cameron Easton from the scottish governement had been here for a guest lecture.
Now I’m a little bit in hurry again, because Conrad, Olivia and me are going to Edinburgh for a small drink. So….
See you later!

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Musselburgh – Edinburgh – QMU – Musselburgh

On 26. September 2011, in QMU, Rugby, Schottland, by Marc Iten


Today we woke up early. So for some of you it not will be early.

We woke up at 8 a.m. It’s the first time we woke up such early here in Scotland. Then we had our second lecture in Strategic Management.
After this one hour we went to Musselburgh. Conrad had to bring back his kilt. We just were in this shop and took the next bus to Edinburgh. There we had a sub at Subway and looked after a shop, who is unlocking iPhones. Unfortunately there were no shop like this. Actually there were some… but not for my iPhone, because it is too new (even when it is more than one year old). I like to use my iPhone here in UK like at home. But that’s not possible with this SIM-lock. So I decided to let unlock it regularly at the orange shop in Switzerland.
After this annoying experience we went back to QMU to prepare us for the next rugby-session. It was a hard training. We had our first lecture in full-contact-rugby. We tried to defend our line and the other group attacked us. It was really hard. After just ten minutes we were so tired, we already had a short break. Now my left hand hurts and Conrad’s knee is also a little hurting (someone stepped on it).
Now I’m so tired, I just like to watch a movie and go to bed then…
So then see you tomorrow.

(and no picture today… I’m sorry)

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Just a swiss (lazy) sunday

On 25. September 2011, in Schottland, by Marc Iten

Hi there,

Today we had just a real swiss, lazy sunday. Or even I had such a lazy sunday. I woke up at 10am. Then we prepared a real swiss sunday-breakfast, with „Zopf“ (see the last posting), jam, ham, swiss cheese (the only one I found here), eggs and bacon. The rest of the day I were just in my room and played a bit on the computer.
In the evening, after Conrad and his GF came back from fort kinnaird, we ordered some pizzas. Firstly we tried it online on Olivia’s (Conrad’s GF) iPad, but it was not so easy. So Conrad took his phone and called Dominos.

And last but not least: now I‘ m eating real swiss

military chocolate.

That was my sunday. How about your’s? What did you the hole sunday?


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A real scottish welcome

On 24. September 2011, in Schottland, by Marc Iten

Hey out there,

Today was not so an exceptional day. It was quite nice outside, the was shining, it was not so windy. Just a nice day. And on such a nice day Conrad’s girlfriend came here to meet us. And of course Conrad picked her up at the airport. Like a real gentleman, in a real schottish uniform:



I think she liked to be welcomed like this.

In the evening we decided to cook and after that I liked to do a „Zopf“ (swiss kind of bread). So I Moneygram agent made a Zopf.

Tomorrow mornig we can taste my homemade Zopf with jam, ham and swiss cheese (I found some at ASDA).


Tomorrow I will tell you, how our Zopf was. So, see you then.

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First Seminar – nobody there

On 23. September 2011, in QMU, Studies, by Marc Iten


Hey there,

Today we had ou first seminar. Unfortunatly there was nobody to teach us. Three indian guys, three swiss guys and one other were standing in front of the room, but nobody comes.

So, Conrad and me just decided to go shopping. We go now to Fort Kinnaird to buy some stuff like Rugby-shoes or an USB-hub.


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First lecture & some fun today

On 22. September 2011, in QMU, by Marc Iten

Hi @ all,

today we had our first, and our second lecture. They were a little bit hard for me. It’s a foreign language, I have really to concentrate me on the words and at the same time I have to take notes and so on. But I think it just can come better.

After the second lecture, I went to the gym, just for a little workout.

About one hour or so. Now I’m just getting some news from around the world. And with that, I found some really interesting things:

you will find more of them on

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My first Rugby-experience

On 22. September 2011, in QMU, Rugby, by Marc Iten


Hey guys,

It’s incredible, but yesterday I joined the QMU-Rugbyteam. It was so hard, but so funny, that I will get new Rugbyshoes and go to the Rugbyteam.
Yesterday it was just a little bit playing… Next monday it becomes harder. But still yesterday, Conrad and me got so tired, we went to bed very early. That’s also why I write today morning.

So, now I have to get up, because I have to go to a lecture (yes, I’m also studying here).

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On 20. September 2011, in Anlässe, QMU, by Marc Iten


I’m so sorry. It’s not easy to start from 0 to 100 within a few days. I still try to give you recently updates from my life here in Scotland. So today I start with our first event, where I took some pictures. I was a „Ceilidh“ night, with live-band and a lot of people.

How people look in Scotland

Ok, guys… sorry about that, but today it’s not possible to upload any more pictures. I’m so sorry about that. I tried it several times… but nothing happend… just a technical problem.

ok, let’s try it tomorrow again.

So see you soon.

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My Flatmates

On 15. September 2011, in Allgemein, my flat, QMU, by Marc Iten

My flatmate Alex


Today I start with my posts from Queen Margaret University. I’m already here for one week. So, I will show you, how are my flatmates, and how they are…
Firstly there is in room A Alex… he is bulgarian an the oldest in our flat. He takes part of the student union’s officer committee. There he’s responsible for marketing and communication.

My flatmate Zed


In the next room is Zed. He is from Dubai. Zed is an absolute computer freak.

And if I say something like that, then it must be true.

My flatmate Conrad


The third one, some of you will know him, is Conrad. I know him since years and we do nearly everything together. At the moment he is in his room and is working on his „working station“ with at least two computers, three keyboards, dozens of CD’s & DVD’s and I think thousands of cables.

My flatmate Scott


After him comes my room, room D. I think, I haven’t to introduce me. You will find enough informations about me on this website.

And last but surely not least comes Scott. He is in room E and comes originally from Scotland (somewhere between Edinburgh and Glasgow, I think). He is surely the craziest guy in our flat.

That is our flat. We are a cray flat, but I think we will have a lot of fun during our study time.

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Welcome to Queen Margaret University

On 15. September 2011, in QMU, by Marc Iten

Now I start to write my blog-entries in English. That’s not only because I’m now in Scotland at the Queen Margaret University, that’s also for practicing and because I hope, that one or two students find themselves on this blog. So up to now, all postings will be in English.

I try to write several times a week, that also my colleges at home can follow my university-life.

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