We were in Glasgow less than 48 hours but I fell in love with her very quickly. I don’t know if it was just the general vibe where I felt like it was a city I could live in or the fact an ancestor had actually lived there before moving to Australia (with the added bonus that it was an ancestor I was named after). In any case, Glasgow is certainly on the list of places to visit again.
While our visit to Glasgow started with a bang, or more accurately, a fall as I unceremoniously dislocated my knee walking down the stairs of the bus from Cairnryan, I wasn’t letting injury stop me from exploring. Our first stop was of course University of Glasgow. We felt like first year wizards at Hogwarts walking through the grounds and were in awe everywhere we looked.
We then had a stroll through the huge Kelvingrove Park nearby that is in the centre of the city. Buchanan Street for window and tacky tourist gift shopping was a must (as was a visit to Hard Rock Cafe for lunch according to the husband). It unfortunately involved some shopping for luggage as my bag of less than two years decided to have a zipper malfunction. A casualty of tourist warfare. The blow was lessened with a visit to Glasgow Cathedral and the Necropolis with a great view of the city.
The fascination with extremely old architecture is certainly not waning. Coming from Australia, you don’t have the chance to see 200+ year old buildings very often so we are grabbing any chance we get to check out a piece of a city’s old history.
The day was completed by checking out popular tourist spot Ashton Lane. We had been told that a Glasgow curry was a must, so we made our way to Ashoka. While I wasn’t game enough to have a proper curry, the Indian we did have was amazing and I would recommend to anyone.
Next stop is Edinburgh and then onwards to the Scottish Highlands for a 3 Day Haggis Adventures tour!
See you on the flip side!