The Pipers' Tryst Hotel
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This could be the beginning of a long-lasting relationship between me and Scotland - reunited and it feels soooo good! I met up with a few HCTers (Mike, Philip, and Heather) at Abu Dhabi's airport and we staged a little sit-in. By that, I mean we couldn't find enough seats to sit down next to each other so we simply sat our butts down on the floor …
You know I have too much time on my hands when I send two blogs in two days. I headed to Glasgow where my McGowan grandparents lived, to meet my friend Annick. I had been anticipating her visit as I knew it would refuel my energy and see me through the rest of my trip. Sadly, thanks to Zoom Airlines, we lost a full day as her plane was nearly 14 …
... a sudden, there would be a unique rock cottage along the route.
Wildflowers abounded and the fields were dotted with new lambs.
I love all the rock hedgerows dividing the various pastures on the farmland and of course, the old ruins of rock cottages and outbuildings along the way.
On arriving at Glasgow ...
... br> We were staying in the dorms at Strathclyde University, which is at the east end of Glasgow. The next day we visited the west end, specifically Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum (free admission) and the University of Glasgow (also free). Leaving, feeling infinitely jealous of the students, we went looking for some food. We came across a series of interconnected and seemingly random cobblestone lane ways, lined with shops and restaurants. We decided on a place called ...
... Council Chambers, a noted piece of architectural bliss. We succeeded in finding Waxy O'Connors, recommended to us by Warwick, and had dinner there. Muzzy had mussels served in a large earthenware pot and Doug had haggis, neeps and tatties very attractively presented. We left Andy at the pub at half-time and walked from the subway to the Hotel in the rain. We watched Taggart and there was a murder. Muzzy and Wendy sorted ...
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