4:00 AM on Tuesday morning, I got up from my bed at the sound of my loudly irritating alarm to pack my bag. I thought about snoozing my alarm for a second but the potential consequence- missing my flight to Glasgow hung over my head. So, I got up, took a shower, packed up and ran in my flowery boots across the stairs of the train station.
Partly sleepy, excited and hungry, I could not wait to get to Glasgow. At Gatwick, I grabbed some food at the nearest Pret with Suzie before boarding. It was a short and extremely cramped EasyJet flight. We landed in an hour in Scotland’s best way to welcome us- rain and cold weather.
I had never been to Scotland, but I had a great admiration for the city, the people, the accent- everything but the sound of a fried mars bar! It was a quick run after that- getting to the hotel to drop off our suitcases to meet the 12:00 sign-up deadline.
It was a very long day and we team settled for their first real meal at about 22:00 in a very abstractly-designed Zizzi’s. With a 40% discount and a very pleasant waitress, we felt no guilt as we embarked on a three-course meal. I would add that we would be reimbursed for our meal.
I settled for basics because there was no need to experiment when you are hungry. Ended up paying less than £10 for my meal which was the ultimate bargain!
Desserts as I always say is the best part of a meal and although I questioned my appetite for it, I was prepared to take questions only later. ‘Not now!’ I thought.
Although dark, the buildings exuded rich history with its archaic features and statues. I remember asking ‘why do they have lights… Its not even Christmas?’
So, I am still at Glasgow with a very much unexpected plot twist to my journey. It has been incredible so far, the warmth of Glaswegians is second to none and the accent did not disappoint. Perhaps, I will get some time to do some sightseeing before heading back to Brighton- the place where I call home.
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