Glasgow, we had stayed only a day, not wanting to be in the city after the sun went down. Right or wrong, we had expected a rough city prior to that first visit and we were terrified of it, thus we had planned our travels to get us out of there well before sundown. Happily, upon arrival our opinions instantly changed and, as the day progressed, our expectations wound up being proved completely inaccurate. Nonetheless, we hadn't bothered returning until a new friend, Adam, convinced us to spend more time there. This past Friday we returned.
Grosvenor Cafe and Hillhead Bookclub, were both in old, gorgeous buildings. I could easily see myself living in this neighbourhood. It was a great re-introduction to Glasgow.
Afterwards, we traversed the city on foot to the east end, passing The People's Palace on our way to West Brewery for lunch, which wound up being closed for a wedding. Although a huge disappointment, we regrouped and headed to Home in Merchant City instead. We had a lovely meal at Home and decided to pub crawl our way back to the West End. We stopped at Waxy O'Connor's, an Irish pub in the city centre, and Chinaskis, a Bukowski fan pub on Sauchiehall, before heading back to Adam's for our bags.
Glasgow is a great city. We felt safe the whole time and were never bored. The plethora of pubs, beautiful buildings, and pubs in beautiful buildings could keep us entertained for weeks on their own. The fact that Glasgow has so much more to offer than just those though, proves that we have many more eventful days to spend there.
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