Upon arrival in Glasgow the weather has been very out of the ordinary to what is typical. It is with my apologies that I am just getting back to keeping up with the blog, however, when you can see the sun in the sky in this beautiful country it is a sin to not take advantage.
Since arriving I have had quite a bit of time to explore and get a feel for the city that will be my fall home this year. Going around to the different parks and through the streets of Glasgow, I feel like I have really taken a liking to the culture. The few European cities I have been to have always been fairly unique from each other, but I feel like Glasgow is really one that stands out from the rest. There is a really interesting mix of different cultures and none of them seem to want to congregate together but rather live among the greater city.
So far my interaction with the locals has been very positive. I’ve spoken to many people while in the shops and have even given a Scot directions to the grocery store. Everyone seems friendly and willing to talk about much of anything, which is surprising for a country with such variable weather. I’ve patronized a number of different restaurants, secretly starting out with seeing what the Scottish attempt was like of American food and then moving into Scottish Coffee shops and a Chinese restaurant. What I really need to give a try is one of the Middle Eastern fast food restaurants. It interesting how I am getting a more authentic taste of some other cultures while here when I came for the Scottish culture, however, it is the mix of all of these cultures which gives Glasgow its identity.