My first day has been interesting to say the least. I did manage to sleep until 1pm. Jet lag kicked my butt. My housing company put on an afternoon tea where we had sandwiches and tea. I tried my hand at making tea. I was terrible at it and it made me miss southern sweet tea something fierce. I also met up with the group of girls I befriended last night.
After tea we set out to go explore Glasgow. Y’all. I love Scotland. Glasgow is beautiful. We managed to explore a good bit of the city.
I have a lot of photos of River Clyde because it was just so beautiful.
I mean, seriously, how lovely is that view?!
We crossed the river on the S Portland Street suspension bridge and walked along the river.
I was really excited that the weather was favorable. It rained earlier in the day but by the afternoon it had passed. It made a great day for exploring! I ended up taking off my rain jacket it was so warm!
The city center was beautiful as well. You have new buildings next to incredibly old ones!
We also did a good bit of exploring Strathclyde’s campus and it is so lovely! The views and even some of the buildings are so old and stunning!
I was only able to do a little exploring today but I can’t wait to see more! Thankfully, I was able to find an ATM that took my debit card. I don’t have a chip in my card so I am limited to where I can withdraw cash from. The airport being one of the places I can’t. I now have access to money and was able to go by a Tesco and purchase the bare necessities. Tomorrow I am planning on doing more of a settling in run. I need to bring my own shopping bags for that!
Fun fact: If you weren’t aware, a lot of places close early on Sundays. If they even open. So a lot of things were closed, but I was still able to see a lot! I’m excited to do more exploring tomorrow but for tonight I’m content to enjoy my gourmet bowl of Ramen noodles and read a book.