Sometimes I wondered if I will be bored with the lifestyle in Glasgow when London is no longer a 30 minute train ride away. But unexpectedly, I actually felt quite excited to be back in this city of gorgeous Victorian buildings, as soon as I stepped outside from Glasgow Central train station.
It has been 11 months since I left Glasgow to take on another challenge and to explore the other side of the UK. During this period I am glad to have the opportunity to visit a few other parts of UK (and spent all my savings in the process). But Glasgow is indeed one of my favourite cities when compared to others like Birmingham, Bath, Bristol, Manchester, Belfast etc. (London is not included because London is so special and unique.)
While the food in Glasgow seems to be 10 times more oily and greasier (I will really need to watch my diet carefully), I found most Glaswegians and Scots in general tend to be friendlier than their English counterparts. And less shops shouldn’t be an issue because I am supposed to start saving! (fingers crossed).
However, It was such a shame that I actually didn’t really explore Glasgow when I first arrived. Hopefully after all the time spent in UK, I will be more familiar with the local culture and transport system, and I will definitely go around Glasgow more (in a budget way). The only drawback will be the super freezing cold winter, the super windy spring and autumn plus rainy summer that always makes me choose to stay inside my cosy room.
trench coat during summer.. argh!