After a long semester, the long-awaited Easter holidays finally arrived! The past few months had been extremely stressful for me with all the university work and internship applications going on and I just couldn’t wait to get a good few days for relaxation and readjustments. With that in mind, I decided to go to Scotland for a couple of days and it was certainly a well-needed break!
I first went to Glasgow for a couple of days as I booked a concert for one of my favourite artists, Keshi. I was really excited about this trip since this is the first time I have been to Scotland and I was certainly expecting the worst when it came to the weather! Nevertheless, to my surprise fortunately it wasn’t that cold for the majority of the trip with temperatures ranging from 10-20 degrees Celsius. Before the day of the concert, I just strolled around the city and explored the different architectures around Glasgow.
Compared to Manchester, Glasgow definitely seemed less modern but I think that also gives it its charm in which there is a perfect balance between modern architecture and old architecture. I also went to one of the cemeteries as it is quite famous for its view for it is located above the mountain. When we got there, it was just in time for sunrise so we managed to take many nice photos.
The next day was supposedly the concert day that I was looking forward to for the whole week, yet the morning I woke up I received an email stating that the artist was feeling too sick on that day so the concert has to be cancelled. To be honest, at first, my mood was completely ruined as this was supposedly the highlight of the trip and I am not sure when I will get the opportunity to see him perform again since he is from the US; but soon I decided to make the most out of the remainder of the trip, I ended up finding this really nice Japanese place that I will definitely go again if I visit Glasgow again!
The next stop was Edinburgh since it is also one of the major cities in Glasgow and I have always seen my friends post lovely photos there so I just had to go there once myself too. Compared to Glasgow, Edinburgh felt very different as it almost felt like I was in a European city since all the scenery and architecture were all very distinct, and I can certainly see why Edinburgh is such a tourist hotspot!
I went to the main attractions such as the Cathedral, the Castle, Old Town, etc. and managed to learn a lot about the history of Edinburgh and how it changed throughout the years. One of the main highlights of the trip was this chocolate café that I went to in which everything they sell there is chocolate related; as a chocolate lover, it is safe to say that place was like heaven to me. For the last day, I went to highland to Loch Lomond for a half-day hike. Although it was tough to get there since I had to change multiple transportations, it was certainly worth it once I got there as I managed to see the lake and go on a really relaxing hike.
Overall, this trip was much-needed and I can’t wait for the next time I come back to Scotland and visit even more places! But for the meantime, I guess its back to work!