Final Thoughts: Glasgow
Glasgow is a city on the rise. It has ample green space and gorgeous views, (more…)
Do or Don’t: Glasgow
DO notice the buildings’ huge bricks, detailed window balconies, and sculpted facades that depict the different eras in which they were built.
DO check out the street art and graffiti in the alleyways and side streets.
DO talk to the locals. Glasgow had some of the friendliest residents we’ve come across to date.
DO try high tea or a brewery tour if you have the time, money, and inclination. They’ve both gotten rave reviews and would be great way to pass a rainy afternoon.
DON’T forget an umbrella. We used ours from the moment we stepped out of the train station until about ten minutes before our train departed (of course).
DO go to Buchanan Street, Ingram Street, or Princes Square if you enjoy shopping. There are hundreds, if not thousands, of merchants among these streets – some independent, some well-established – that it would be difficult not to find what you want. (more…)
Travel Tips: What To Eat In Glasgow
Shortbread: Those buttery, crumbly, melt-in-your-mouth cookies that come in tins during the holidays are a staple in Glasgow – and they’re better than the holiday ones. They use the same basic ingredients – sugar, cream, butter, and condensed milk – so I can’t be sure if it’s just that the location makes them richer or if they’ve added a little something extra (more butter, perhaps?) that the rest of us are missing out on.
Black Pudding: Don’t be fooled by its name: this meaty concoction is in no way a pudding you’d recognize. It is made of pork blood, pork fat, onions, and oatmeal that have been smashed together into what almost resembles a patty.
Square Sausage: No matter what you call it (it goes by Lorne Sausage or sliced sausage as well), this breakfast regular is comprised of ground pork, ground beef, bread crumbs, and a mild seasoning that will keep you full for several hours with no shortage of protein.
Fish & Chips: Duck into any one of a number of “chippies” for this UK dish that is exactly what it sounds like: battered fish and fried potatoes. (more…)