Saturday, December 29, 2007

Trip to Scotland with Hadas

On Christmas 2006 I was bored. Since most of my friends are Christian and foreigners, they leave for a long holidays on this time of the year. So when Hadas moved to Glasgow, a great opportunity came up. I booked my run-away ticket early August.

Here are our adventures

I’ve landed late on Friday night and a drunken girl came to pick me up. Hadas was all bubbley and cheerful and we walked to her fabulous apartment. After a long day for both of us, we took showers and off to bed.

Early Saturday we took the train to Edinburgh (9 pounds return). It’s a 45 minutes pleasant ride. With our stomach aching we went in Garfinkle’s for a wee breakfast. Where we learnt what Hash Browns were. We later spent most of our day walking about the city. Edinburgh is really beautiful. We didn’t feel like getting into museums so just walked around. Later we went to have tea in a random coffee shop. Sitting on the bar facing to the street. Sipping my tea I saw a young lad crossing the road. It was Daniel(!). What a
small world. Anyways we kept on touring around the city when feeling hungry we
wanted something authentic. We went in a place called Magnum
and the food was really nice. Later we met Daniel again near the xmas market
and the big wheel. He took us to a nice place to have coffee and cake in a
small coffee place.

Feeling exhausted we took the train back to Glasgow. Had some shopping in Morrison’s, got some rest at home and went out for a drink. After an hour looking for a place we got to Merchant city and spent some time in The Social. Waiting for the bus we ate 2 Kg of oily chips.

On Sunday we woke up really late, had breakfast with chopped veggies in a bowl (we call it a salad). We walked around the city with million other people. Bought some dying colorant and hair-straightener for Hadas. Later we dined with a whole bottle of wine in Gandolfi where we can recommend you for some good food. Caring for our night sessions, we went into a dodgy old-looking gay bar to ask the lad for advice. Where we found ourselves following them to The polo lounge.

Monday morning we woke up even later, had lunch in a probably lesbian-owned café. With great food and the owner seducing a straight lad showing him her boobs. We then visited the Kelvin Grove Art Gallery to see Kylie Minogue’s exhibition (I actually saw it in Manchester few months ago). In the city we walked around and spent some time in Princess Avenue Shopping Centre.

At home we had hair session where I dyed and cut Hadas’ hair:

After packing our stuff to head to the Airport to pick our car from Enterprise we were almost ready, but then got a phone call saying there are no more cars available. Andy – Hadas’ housemate gave us a ride. None of our threats helped and we had to pay more and use Budget car rental. After 2 minutes Hadas got used to driving in the wrong side of the road and we headed to Edinburgh where we had a nice hotel for reasonable rates (40 pounds for both). It was
Christmas night and the streets were empty but the city was just amazing.

Looking for an open place wasn’t easy. We walked for an hour till we found something. But it was worth it. We had great Italian food. Then walked for more than an hour for some pub, but eventually found the La Monde and Shanghai Club. Dodgy and Paris Hilton fest style place.

Two more days left.

So on Tuesday morning still in the darkness
(9.30 am) we drove up to Inverness to Express by
Holiday Inn
. On the way there we stopped at Queens view point
overlooking Loch Tummel. Surprisingly we found a place to eat at night. Ash

On Wednesday we drove towards loch Ness and were amazed how big it was. We drove along the loch and with the foggy weather made the scenery very misty. We stopped quite often to take pictures. Visit Alon’s Picasa.
Later we arrived back to Glasgow and spared 3 hours before my departure.

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