Episode 4: First Time Exploring Edinburgh – Blossom Kafumbata and Esther Mndeme.
Welcome to the fourth episode of Ekasi’s debut season. In this episode, our hosts – Julian and Geofrey – engage Blossom and Esther in a vibrant conversation as they relive their experiences of getting lost and found as new international students in the city of Edinburgh. Both of our guests are recipients of the Mastercard Foundation Scholarship at the University of Edinburgh. Blossom is pursuing Chemical Engineering while Esther seeks to specialise in Business with Enterprise and Innovation.
In the ensuing conversation, our guests detail the first time they got lost while trying to explore the city. They share about the driving force behind their exploration (was it intentional or spontaneous) and how, in some instances, technology saved their lives especially when it came to directions and getting lost. They not only draw parallels between the city life in Edinburgh and that of their respective homes but also highlight some of the pros and cons of living in Edinburgh.
Did you know that there are myths about visiting the Edinburgh Castle and Arthur’s Seat in your first year of residency in Edinburgh? Are you wondering what the best places to visit would be if you found yourself in Edinburgh but were pressed for time? Tune in to hear our guests speak about that from their explorative experience.
Edited by Geofrey Njovu
Soundtrack by Ifeanyichukwu Ezinmadu