Why You Should Definitely Visit Glasgow, Scotland
Ignorance is NOT bliss
Not knowing about certain wonderful places does not benefit you in any way. You only have one life and you should be able to experience all the great things life has to offer. One of these great things being a trip to Glasgow, Scotland.
What you ignore about Paris:
Paris always seems like the go-to dream holiday destination. But people either ignore or don't know about some reasons they may not want to visit.
1. Everyone wants to visit Paris. That means you'll be surrounded by tourists. That dilutes the authentic experience a tad.
2. The main attraction - The Eiffel Tower - will be just as busy for the same reason.
3. Many people that have visited Paris, or France in general, have mentioned that not speaking or understanding French upsets the locals
On the opposite end of the spectrum, Glaswegians are the nicest, most welcoming people you will ever meet in your life.
Everyone, from the cab drivers that fetch you at the airport to the cashier at the local Tesco, treats you like an old friend or a neighbor they've known their whole life.
The kindness of the people of Glasgow will shock you and warm your heart every single time, no matter how long you have been there.
Have you ever had the police and the citizens of where you're from constantly reinforce their zero tolerance for hate and bigotry? Well, in Glasgow, that's the norm. Taking care of people is at the top of the list of priorities for Glasgow officials.
Instead of tensing up when you see an approaching police vehicle, you immediately feel immensely safe and relaxed.
Other than the fantastic people...
Glasgow is absolutely beautiful.
Not just because of the lush greenery in every direction but also because of the well-kept and maintained old building s that feature the most beautiful brickwork you'd have ever laid eyes upon.
It will have you feeling and saying things you never thought you would have otherwise, things like saying "beautiful brickwork".
Let's not forget:
The University of Glasgow's buildings were used in the making of the Harry Potter movies.
Even the outskirts
Even the areas surrounding Glasgow will leave you speechless.
Take a tour of the many lochs (lakes) and visit the world-famous Loch Ness to see if you can spot Nessy (aka The Loch Ness Monster).
Don't worry, she's friendly.
1. Sandwiches with soup may sound simple enough but the ones you find in Glasgow will blow your mind.
2. Museums and art galleries all are free to visit.
3. Glaswegian buskers will give you a strange and unwavering love and respect for the bagpipes.
4. Glasgow has darn good coffee. And no, I don't mean at Starbucks. I mean the local cafés and shops, even at their restaurants.
5. The food at the pubs are as good as the ales and spirits.
6. You'll find yourself wanting a variety of kilts.
7. You'll never want to leave. That's a promise.