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   Nov 03

Glasgow

Bolt finally came for a way too short weekend on the island. I think I will save the travel related rants for a seperate post. Anyhow, for a number of reasons we chose to spend most of the time in Glasgow -quite another story than windy little Aberdeen with the undeciphrable dialect! We never managed to see the end of the shopping district.

Out of extravagancy or just for the hell of it, we booked at Cathedral House Hotel. Later when I googled for the adresss, I got the ghostfinders site. . A suitable place for Halloween, then.

Well we didn’t see ghosts, but that might be because we’re muggles. The place had a very weird feeling with narrow stairs and hallways, and it was the same guy who served us at check-in, breakfast and check-out. Is he the only employee? The Addams Family theme kept running in my head for the length of the stay there.

For the benefit of other travellers; we came across a quite amazing restaurant, Di Maggio’s on this street:

Starry skies

Starry skies

A 45 minute wait for a table is usually a good sign. And a table next to the kitchen turned out to be a good thing, not only could we spy on the other orders but the nearest waiter was never more than a few steps away.

The superloo:

Not so super, actually

Not so super, actually

Can someone tell me the thing with fireworks on Halloween? It seems pretty local, my Glasgownian friend had no clue either. Can it be something about Celtic New Year?

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One Comment

  1. Danae says:

    Just letting you know I read your blog before but never got to comment so I’m doing that now. The pictures are all so beautiful, I’m very jealous! It looks and sounds like you are having a great time. Live it up!

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