A weary morning in Glasgow

Glasgow Travel Blog

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The view out my window in the hostel
Traveling to Glasgow was... a learning experience. Everyone told me that finding flights on ryanair.com was a great way to save money, but this is, at least based on my experience, untrue. Yes, the plane tickets were cheap, but in order to get to the obscure airports that Ryan Air allows you to fly out from, we had to buy assorted bus/train tickets which, when added to the cost of the plane ticket, probably added up to about the same as flying out of mainstream airports with a different airline. So, much time and money was wasted on traveling to Scotland, but it was a learning experience. Also, we almost had to sleep in the airport, because of getting into the airport very late, not knowing how to get to the hostel, finding out the hostel was very far away, and then not being able to get ahold of my friend I was staying with the following night.
Aysha on the staircase.
It was nice to meet up with my friend Aysha, though, who traveled with me to Scotland, because  we go to UCI together and were able to talk about home, and share our abroad acting experiences thus far.

We finally got to the hostel, and went to bed immediately. This was the first time I'd stayed in a hostel. I really like the idea of it, in theory, and I have no problem sleeping in a room with people I don't know, but it's difficult when you're on different schedules. We ended up waking the others in our room up late at night when we got in, and they woke us up early in the morning when they were leaving. However, the hostel was very clean, and was in a really neat old building. The lobby in the hostel totally freaked me out because it had the EXACT same musty smell that the house I stayed in France a few years ago smelled like.
Glasgow
Other gripes include the fact that I could not for the life of me figure out how to get hot water in the shower, and paying a good amount of money for toast and old croissants for breakfast. Oh well. Again, learning experience. Aysha and I only had a few hours that morning to do as we pleased, so we went on a walk around the area the hostel was in. Glasgow is kind of a dirty city, from what I gathered. It's also very cold in Scotland, especially in the morning. It also bears a lot of similarities to England as far as the combination of new and old architecture is concerned, and the kinds of shops there were. We didn't get much time to soak it up, though, because we had to get to the bus station to go to Edinburgh!
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The view out my window in the host…
The view out my window in the hos…
Aysha on the staircase.
Aysha on the staircase.
Glasgow
Glasgow
A good representation of the UK: a…
A good representation of the UK: …
The stone on the buildings is a lo…
The stone on the buildings is a l…
A clock, apparently.
A clock, apparently.
Me being really cold, as usual
Me being really cold, as usual
Glasgow
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