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Glasgow

After a beautifully slow and scenic train ride from Fort William, we made it to Glasgow. We’d booked ourselves into a Best Western Hotel, with a bit more luxury, as we didn’t have much planned for Glasgow. It was more of an R&R stop, like a holiday from our holiday.

We caught up with Nash & Flore (Michelle’s friends from Sydney) for dinner at Jamie Oliver’s Italian. It was icy cold, so we were pretty happy to be indoors. In fact it was so cold outside we were “forced” to slip into a pub on the way to keep warm ☺ The restaurant was set up quite nicely with the bar section downstairs. The atmosphere was great. The food however was slightly disappointing. The entrée’s were excellent but the pasta was slightly sub par. We did spend 3 months in Italy, so we know what Italian pasta should taste like, and Jamie’s pasta was a bit below standard. The polenta chips were good though (tasted a little like agedashi tofu). I think we had high expectations for Jamie Oliver’s food and they weren’t quite met. I don’t think the restaurant should be called Jamie Oliver’s Italian - it should be more like Jamie Oliver’s Fusion- who the hell serves a burger in an Italian restaurant?!?!

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Entree at Jamie Oliver's:
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We didn’t do much in Glasgow. We spent our days in the hotel catching up on TV shows & ordering room service (that was how lazy we got)- we didn’t even realise day light savings had ended. On the odd occasion, we did get out for a quick trip out to the laundry and a walk around the city to see the shops & a yummy all you can eat sushi for lunch. At our regular in Perth the sushi is served by Japanese so we were a bit worried when we walked in and all the sushi was made by Scots! It turned out we were worried about nothing as this was the best (budget) sushi we’ve had in Europe.

Blake and Dr Who's police box:
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While walking through the shops, we saw a massive queue of teenagers, each with a twilight book in hand- so we checked it out.. the actors who plays Emmett & Rosalie in twilight were here for a book signing:
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Nash & Flore took us out for dinner on the Sunday. We went to the coolest church which has been turned into a bar. Followed by a bar in an old theatre type venue in Ashton Lane. It was so awesome:
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Our yummy dinner with Nash & Flore:
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Flore's lamb; Blake's pork belly with black pudding; yummy pumpkin soup; trio of tapas with mussels :)

On our last day in Glasgow, we decided to spend the day in their transport museum called the Riverside museum- not the best museum we have been to, but at least it got us out of the hotel and it was free ☺

Michelle's not happy they crashed a mini (a test crash)- but good news, apparently the mini is very safe
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Blake having a go at a car simulation:
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Probably the most exciting part of the museum was the Tall-Ship museum (this is a ship built on the river Clyde in the 18th century? That has served the UK and after that, Spain as a training vessel.).
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We had fun playing in the kids area building a barrel, transporting ‘salt & sugar’ to the upper deck and cleaning the deck. As you can imagine, it was very kids friendly.
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Having fun cleaning the deck; And reading the captain's log book:
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We decided to finish our tour of Scotland with a traditional Scottish dish (Haggis) & seafood chowder & potato skins at an Irish pub. LOL
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Farewell Scotland.

xoxo M&B

Posted by blake-michelle 10:31 Archived in Scotland

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