In Summertime, many people take off in search of the sun. Perhaps a Greek island, the South of France, at the very least, Brighton. Not me, though. My summer destination of choice this year was Scotland for a 2 week jaunt through places of interest. Glasgow, Glencoe, Edinburgh then right up to Shetland Islands. And all by myself! I’m fairly independent, but I hadn’t yet embarked on such a solo trip.
My Scottish exploration began in Glasgow. I’d been told Glasgow was a grimy, industrial city, but I found beneath its tough exterior, it had a certain charm. The first night, I walked along the River Clyde for an hour.
To make the most of my short time in Glasgow, I boarded a hop on hop off tour bus for the day. It took me to the main bits I wanted to see; the Riverside Museum, Glasgow University, Kibble Palace at the botanical gardens and meant I didn’t have to walk everywhere. The various tour guides I encountered told marvellous tales of the city, pointing out many interesting sights and showing me parts of the city I wouldn’t have seen on foot. The Riverside Museum was brilliant. Its transport themed, so had plenty of old trams, subway cars and buses on display, but also neat 20th century history. My favourite part was the subway car set up with a reenactment of passengers traveling the 1940s playing on a screen.
Early next morning, I said farewell to Glasgow and set off for the Scottish Highlands. Having not had much sleep thanks to the 3 Spanish girls whispering in the hostel all night, I boarded the bus to Glencoe.