Grit, Glamour , Culture in Glasgow
Apr 03 2019

ImageOn March 6, 1989, a 44-year-old and his colleagues boarded a British Railway train at the Edinburgh Waverley railway station. The group of six men – all town planners from developing cities of India – was headed to Glasgow as part of a government initiative facilitating knowledge exchange. Among them was my father who was thrilled with the exposure to planning and technological advancement witnessed in the city. But it was the efforts to preserve the industrial heritage of Glasgow whilst creating sync with the cultural fabric that impressed my father the most.

“Observe the buildings as you walk through the city. The urban landscape would have changed since 1989 but I am sure the character remains unchanged – it was an interesting combination of grit and culture,” my father told me over the phone.

This was him persuading me to make a quick trip to Glasgow nearly 29 years after he had made the trip.

So being the dutiful daughter that I am and an extremely enthusiastic solo traveller, I strolled to the Edinburgh Waverley railway station to hop aboard a train to Glasgow. The hour-long journey is a breeze – you can watch the gorgeous landscape, read a book or doze to some music, or simply Google for places to visit in Glasgow.

I reached Glasgow at 11.30am. And obviously my stomach was rumbling for lunch – all that walking around makes me very hungry. Do you find yourself feeling increasingly peckish when travelling? A hungry me spend a precious few minutes walking around and through the gorgeous George Square, even running after the birds pecking away at… nothing. A very Trafalgar Square-ish thing to do that earned me several ‘is she nuts?’ looks but who cares! And a quick snack later, it was time to explore.

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