Scotland is well known for its dramatic scenery of mountains and valleys, its rolling hills and rugged coastline but above all, the warmth of its people and the rich history and pride you encounter within.
I first came to Scotland in the summer of 2013 to go on a tour of the Highlands starting in Glasgow and then onto to Fort Williams, Inverness and ending a two weeks journey in Edinburgh.
Once known worldwide for being the center of the shipbuilding industry, this city has now diversified its industry to welcome tourism, commerce and innovation. As per WikiTravel.org "Glasgow has been awarded the European titles of City of Culture (1990), City of Architecture and Design (1999) and Capital of Sport (2003). In 2008, Glasgow became the second Scottish city to join the UNESCO Creative Cities initiative when it was named as a UNESCO City of Music (joining Bologna and Seville). In preparing its bid, Glasgow counted an average of 130 music events a week ranging from pop and rock to Celtic music and opera."
As you accompany me on my way throughout Glasgow, please note that as for orientation purposes, my sightseeing starts at the City Centre:
Just behind the cathedral's gardens, you will come across a cemetery on the top of the nearby hill which will give you the sense of being in a small city of the dead.
On a personal note, the main reason to visiting this museum was to admire Salvador Dali's masterpiece Crucifixion of St. John of the Cross. It is said that it had been vandalized before to the extent that some signs of the torn canvas can be somewhat seen if you look at it closely.
However, for those interested in visiting the U.K.'s (and apparently Europe's) longest bar, you need to head to The Horseshoe Bar.