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Travel Blogs from Glasgow
Full flight from Newark and all were ready so we left 30 minutes early and arrived at Glasgow at 7am instead of the scheduled 7:30. So far so good. Sat with a group of highland dancers who performed at a Scottish festival in Virginia over the weekend. Could only understand half of what they said as the accent is a bit different than the southern England I am used to hearing. The lady next to me had lived in Manchester for a while so we had a ...
... streets to explore, we planned to get the hop on hop off bus but missed it by a minute as we were waiting at the lights as it drove by. Ok, let's go into the gardens. They were beautiful, really well laid out and very pretty. It seems that we are probably a couple of weeks too early to see the best of the spring flowers and trees. Lots of bulbs and the cherry blossom but there is so much more to come.
We then went across the road to what we ...
... in this blog we visited a bunch of sites on the Isle of Lewis which is one of the Hebrides Islands in the north west of Scotland. We first visited the Callanish standing stones which have been standing in formation for 4,000 years which is one hell of a thing to get your mind around. We then visited a lovely beach which has a recreated hut from the Iron Age. After that we visited a broch, large stone structure and some of the group went to see how Harris tweed ...
... Who sells the best haggis? He pointed us in the direction for both and off we set!
Haggis is the local Scottish food made from all the undesirable parts of a sheep, boiled and mixed with oats and spices. We first tried it in Edinburgh. It was encased in pastry, sort of like a pie, and it was damn good! I'd waited until after I'd eaten it before I asked Dane what was in it. I'm not usually a fan of stuff like that but you've gotta give everything a go on a trip ...
... It was nice to hear their voices and Fer said it was nice to hear our 'American accent'. Having a good time with them almost made us forget about the car. Blah.
We will wake up early tomorrow and drive to Edinburgh to find out how much we are going to get ripped off. Maybe we will get lucky.
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