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Glasgow

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  • Day118

    Glasgow

    October 2, 2017 in the United Kingdom

    Last day in Glasgow today so rain or shine we planned to take the Hop-on-Hop-off bus. It didn't rain but we were chilled to the bone sitting up on the top deck. Picks of the tour included the Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, Glasgow Cathedral, Glasgow Necropolis, the oldest house in Glasgow, and the People's Palace. Of particular interest was artwork on several buildings by an Australian street artist, Sam Bates. One depicted Mungo, Glasgow’s patron saint born in the 6th Century, in modern-day clothes holding a robin which supposedly he prayed over and revived after it was wounded.Read more

  • Day1

    Glasgow

    August 13, 2017 in the United Kingdom

    Der erste Tag ist immer etwas Besonderes. Uns blieb viel Zeit zum Frühstücken, Packen und Loslegen, da der Flug erst kurz vor 6 uhr abends startete. Ryanairs neuste Strategie zur Gewinnmaximierung liegt darin, selbst für die Sitzplatzauswahl Geld zu verlangen. Somit landeten wir durch Zufallsgenerator in vier verschiedenen Reihen. Doch wie es der Zufall wollte, konnten wir uns doch immerhin jeweils zu zweit setzen, da niemand mit seinem Platz zufrieden war. 2h später waren wir auch schon da. Eine kurze Busfahrt in die Stadt, ein kurzer Fußweg zur Unterkunft und um 20 Uhr Ortszeit bezogen wir unsere kleine zweistöckige Wohnung, welche durchaus großzügig und offen wirkt. Der Hunger trieb uns zu "handmade burgers", was früher offensichtlich ein Kino war, und der Durst danach in die "schilling brewery". Man war das lecker! Da fällt es fast schon ein bisschen schwer, dass es morgen früh direkt auf die Piste gen Norden geht!Read more

  • Day3

    Mehr als nur ein Hauch von Hogwarts

    July 3 in the United Kingdom

    Als erstes stand heute der Besuch der Glasgow University auf dem Zettel.
    Das Hauptgebäude inspirierte seinerzeit J.K. Rowling bei der Beschreibung der Architektur von Hogwarts. Wir machten diesen Ausflug natürlich hauptsächlich wegen der Kinder, was wir aber dann dort sehen durften, haute uns echt um!
    Monumentale Gebäude, Türme mit Türmchen obendrauf, Kreuzgewölbe, Holzdecken, Wandbespannungen aus Stoff mit Lilienmuster - unglaublich!
    Eine kleine Runde um das Kunstmuseum und Gallerie komplettierte diesen ersten Abschnitt des Tages.
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  • Day164

    Glasgow

    September 14, 2017 in the United Kingdom

    We were gonna go to Loch Ness but it's just not plausible 😖😔 I'm really disappointed. It's the only thing I wanted to do in Scotland 😔 stupid Jaxon lol gah, we will have to come back - probably the same time we get around to doing Ireland. Lol

    Decided to go for a day trip to Glasgow which is about an hour away.

    We parked and walked around.

    Ermmmm... where are all the people??
    It was dead.
    We kept walking and eventually found a more populated area. The buildings were again nice and it was less crowded but it just seemed like a boring city.
    It did have some cool street art though!
    We ended up in TGIFridays because it has a reliable children's menu.

    Our waiter was terrific to the point Jess tipped 10£
    He came and chatted to us non stop because he had lived in Australia but also wrote down things to see and do in different parts of Glasgow (we did none of it but still that was extra effort on his part)
    When Jess ran in to give the money ( had to get it out from an atm) he then came out to thank us. I was happy with his coworker to because Jess didn't give it to him but another worker to pass on which they obviously did. Nice to see honest people still exist.

    Outside the resturant was an old man who kinda looked drunk wearing a fluro yellows workers vest, banging tin cans with 2 dancing cat toys with him hahah good on him. Hope he gets a lot of tips 😂

    As we were walking back to the car we saw police horses waiting in traffic. I know that's what's meant to happen but it was still funny to see them wait at traffic lights.

    Like I said a pretty boring city.
    We were recommended a cemetery so of course Jess was interested lol
    I was too a bit. Apparently the tombs say stuff like "died from the plague" so that's cool. Unfortunately it was closed by the time we could get to it.

    We wanted to do something for Jaxon so we took him to a soft play place.

    We had such a terrific time! Jaxon loved all the slides and climbing. I loved it too. My entry was free woohoo! Hahah
    I was running around thins jungle gym thing feeling like i belonged even though I'm bloody 24 hahah
    I just felt at ease and the kids didn't seem to think it was weird.
    There was a big free fall slide that we all had a go on and I took Jaxon on twice. Not sure of his feelings towards that one... 😂
    There was a ball pit that was so comfy to sit in haha

    I've decided I will happily take Jaxon to soft play places when back home. Wooo
    He had a turn in one of those shitty arcade ride things too. He wasn't fussed.
    Scottish people sound like they are stupid.

    We all went on a slide together in 4 separate lanes. I was the only one that made it to the bottom. Their butts were too big and Jaxon didn't weigh enough lol 🙊
    Jax was getting really tired so we left around 5.
    We stopped in at Tesco on the way home to eat Taco ingredients 🙌🏼🙌🏼
    Dinner was delicious.
    Jaxon didn't want it so jess was gonna go get him nuggets but me and Will awkwardly suggested that's teaching him the wrong thing even if he doesn't understand..
    she doesn't ever say no.. we have wanted to say things several times but I don't want to tell someone how to raise their child.
    I would have kept my mouth shut if Will hadn't have said something and then Jess asked my opinion so...
    I have seen this child have Coke, hot chocolate, a krispy Kreme and soooo much juice. He doesn't brush his teeth (I've told her to start when home) but that's a lottttt of sugar just sitting on his gums 😒

    He just whinges because he knows he gets a response from her.

    She didn't end up going to get him nuggets so that's good

    Our deal was if I did the dishes I could watch 3 crimes shows in peace.

    I got scared though and only watched 2 and a half. I swear the house is haunted. Hahahah Edinburgh has so many damn ghost tour options too 😰
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  • Day3

    another day in Glasgow

    September 6, 2016 in the United Kingdom

    I'm a little behind in the blog so my information might be a little thin until I get a chance to have quality time to go back to write about the days in more detail and include better pictures

    After 12hours sleep we ended up at the Kelvingrove museum about a mile away. The most impressive piece was the Dali of Christ on the Cross. Many exhibits showcased Scottish artists, understandably. We stayed to hear the pipe organ recital and then walked down to the museum of transportation where they showcased all sorts of means of transportation from boats to trains, cars, ambulances, wheel chairs, subway, horse drawn carriages, motorcycles to crashed vehicles!

    Then back to the hotel by way of a small pub. Dinner was tapas just down the street. Spent most of the rest of the evening working out what to do and where to stay.
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  • Day2

    Residence

    June 19, 2017 in the United Kingdom

    These are some pictures of the inside of the residences. 4 rooms per "unit", all private, with a sink. Common kitchen & washrooms. The "units" are actually much nicer than what I expected, the photos don't give across the actual "look and feel" of the units. Complete with dining table, couches, etc.

    The Kitchen is fully equipped, stove, fridge, microwave, dishes, etc etc.

    The entire campus is covered by EduRoam, so you can just join it with your SFU credentials. So internet is not an issue.Read more

You might also know this place by the following names:

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