I've been in Glasgow on business all week and am heading back across the pond today. First time here and it's been a really good trip. A few thought/observations -
This wrong side of the road driving thing freaks me out!
Haggis is pretty good.
Haggis is even better after a couple of pints
There's a pub about every 1/2 - 1 block, you can't swing a dead cat without hitting one!
Some of them are rough. When the professional rugby player you're hanging with won't go inside, you should probably avoid it.
They look at you funny when you order a scotch. Less so when you order a whisky.
There is some really, really good whisky over here. I'll share some pics of one pub we were in later.
There is some really, really good beer over here.
Most pubs have 2 Guinness taps, one that's "room temperature", and one that's chilled and labeled "Extra Cold". I'll let Joe wrestle with that one.
"Room Temperature" Guinness in the UK is about 45 degrees, because it's friggin' cold over here.
The weather doesn't really talk about the wind until it breaks 60-70 mph. 40 mph sustained winds aren't newsworthy (but exist... a lot)
The best Indian food I've ever eaten was last night in Glasgow.
When you go into a whisky shop at 10 a.m. in the morning, the shopkeeper may offer you a tasting sample from their private cask. Well, it would be rude not to accept it. And apparently it gives him an excuse to have a wee sip as well.
Scots are really nice people, at least all the ones I met were. And there sense of humor is hilarious!
That's about it for now. Looking forward to getting back across the pond and being in some weather that's not rain and above 40 degrees.