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The merits of Glasgow
Glasgow in General
Member Name: ananas
Glasgow in General
Date: 25/10/01, updated on 25/10/01 (51 review reads)
Advantages: Multi-cultural, Good atmosphere, Varied
Disadvantages: Takes a while before you can really appreciate it.
I love Glasgow very very much, and as far as the Glasgow/Edinburgh debate goes , I have no difficulty in choosing which side of the fence I'm on. I lived in Edinburgh for about a year in total, but it just cannot compete with the character of Glasgow. It's true that Glasgow just isn't as pretty as Edinburgh, but it has so much more to offer than that. The trick with glasgow is that you really have to get to know it, to become well acquainted with all the best nooks and crannys, the best people, the best shops and the list goes on. The architecture in Edinburgh is stunning, and Glasgow has it's fair share as well, eg. Glasgow University, but I think that the real beauty of Glasgow has to be experineced and not just seen. It's like buying a bottle of wine based of the bottle and finding out that it actually tastes awful. Whereas in our city, the bottle has maybe been through the wars several times over, but you can guarantee that it's full of flavour. The most striking thing about Glasgow is that it has it's own personality, it's made for and by Glaswegians. A night out in Glasgow is good no matter what your tastes are, since it has become so diverse in what it offers, and there is really something for everyone. In recent years the bar and restaurant industry has taken off completely and now there are more restaurants per square mile in the city centre than in any other British city. The music scene is also excellent in Glasgow, with a big funky/soul/hiphop/bongo thing going on at the moment, gathering pace as we speak. So, visit Glasgow, but if your coming then come with an open mind to get the most out of it.