I realised recently that I am that person who talks about wanting to Travel and see the world, but has hardly seen their own country. Or City for that matter! I feel like when you have a holiday booked all you can do is sit around and wait for it. But no more! Scotland is beautiful. Glasgow is beautiful. It’s time to get acquainted.
Yesterday I explored the West End. For those who are unfamiliar with Glasgow, the West End is an area that is commonly associated with students and rich people. I’ve never really spent much time there, I just assume it will be overrun with tourists or hipsters. Yesterday, however, was a rare sunny day in Glasgow. I met up with my friend and got the underground to Kelvinhall and basked in the sun (with our coats and scarves) as we walked down Byres Road. Tourists? Yes. Hipsters? Oh Yes! Did it affect my day in any way? No.
We went to a little place that roasts their own coffee called ‘Avenue Coffee’. Was pretty great, though the cups were a bit on the tiny side. After that, we spent about an hour exploring the Botanic Gardens – which was a treat because it felt like we were somewhere tropical and not in Glasgow where it was 6°C (don’t let the sun fool you! It’s still Scotland in March). Next we headed to University of Glasgow, then to the Kelvingrove Art Gallery, and somehow ended up back in the city centre in time for the sunset. I think we basically done a loop of the entire West End.
I had a really good day just walking about my city and learning more about it. I’ve spent my life trying to get away from home as often as I can that I never took the time to appreciate how incredible it is! Next goal – Kelvingrove Art Gallery on a Sunday to hear the Organ player do his thing!