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  • Day1

    Glasgow

    August 13, 2017 in the United Kingdom ⋅ 🌙 9 °C

    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

  • Day1

    Off to the Big Apple

    May 22 in the United Kingdom ⋅ ⛅ 5 °C

    First leg of my 2019 trip - Glasgow to New York - and I have to fly via Manchester, as Thomas Cook doesn’t fly direct to the USA until later in the season. An early start to catch the 06.35 flight from Glasgow (thanks for the 04.30 lift, Mags) on a busy propeller Flybe aircraft.

    All going to schedule until we are sitting on the runway at Manchester Airport ready for take off, when a passenger takes unwell and we have to taxi back to the stand and wait for almost two hours till they find and remove her luggage from the hold, and then empty and search the overhead lockers in case she had left something.

    Ready to partake of a tasty mid morning snack, I had to forgo this due to the announcement that another passenger had a nut allergy. Ah well, mint humbugs and San Pellegrino it was till dinner was served.

    The large, black lady seated along from me opened her carpet bag and produced an enormous bundle of leaflets, and when she saw me looking, she offered me one entitled ‘Do You Think You Might Need Jesus?’ I politely declined, and she spent the next 7 hours reading the Psalms of David in a huge font on her laptop. Frequently she would find something really amusing and would burst into uncontrollable laughter, with an occasional ‘Hallelujah’ thrown in for good measure.

    From JFK airport I was advised to take the Air Train and change at Jamaica for the E line subway to Manhattan. This reminded me of a restaurant at the Clydeside in Glasgow called Change at Jamaica which stayed open into the wee small hours, and where we sometimes went with Dixie Carr from the Apollo Players after a late rehearsal. I hadn’t realised it was probably named after this travel instruction from JFK.

    Given the length of this trip, I felt I should economise on accommodation where possible, so my NYC digs were at the YMCA - I can hear you singing along Y-M-C-A. My room is small but clean and comfortable, and thankfully, given the heat, it comes with air con as well as free WiFi.

    Tonight I hit the town and discovered Times Square awash with the military, all posing to get group photos taken. Fleet Week in NYC is a seven-day celebration to honor the members of the United States Navy, Coast Guard and Marine Corps. Well hello, sailors!

    A Broadway show next was a must, and I managed to get a good single ticket at the TKTS Half Price Booth for TOOTSIE - The Musical. It was terrific - well deserving of its current 11 Tony Award nominations. My American Adventure has well and truly begun!
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  • Day3

    another day in Glasgow

    September 6, 2016 in the United Kingdom ⋅ 🌧 63 °F

    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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  • Day7

    Glasgow

    June 16 in the United Kingdom ⋅ ⛅ 15 °C

    Glasgow auf japanisch. Fotos vom Bus aus, kein Stopp.
    Glasgow ist ein großes Migrationszentrum und hat viele Studenten mit wenig Kaufkraft. Armin erklärt: Vor dem 2. Weltkrieg "Barock" als Überbleibsel von den Hannoveraner Königen, danach "Barack" , einfallslose graue Einheitsarchitektur.
    Die Stadt liegt am Fluss Clyde
    und hat, wegen des hannoveranischen Einflusses, gerade Straßen. Einst Sitz der East India Company, das Gebäude beherbergt heute Teile der Stadtverwaltung, wurde von Semper gebaut, erinnert an das Rathaus von Hamburg.
    Zum Abschluss spielt Armin Catherine Jenkins (" Hofsängerin" der Queen") Time to say good by ab.
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  • Day3

    Mehr als nur ein Hauch von Hogwarts

    July 3, 2018 in the United Kingdom ⋅ ☀️ 18 °C

    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 ⋅ ☀️ 13 °C

    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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  • Day1

    Shops

    June 18, 2017 in the United Kingdom ⋅ ⛅ 21 °C

    Lots of shops. Cheap cell phone plan, which I ended up buying for an unlocked cell phone, data and minutes are good for travel across EU, and minutes are only counted towards outgoing calls, incoming calls are free.

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