As we finally made to the airport in Glasgow, Scotland, my anxious self began to make a couple of friends. Within the ISA tour group, we began our bus ride into the eccentric town of Stirling and made ourselves acquainted with one another. After our first day adjusting to the new time zone and attempting to sleep away our jet lag, our Resident Director Mike helped guided us back to the great city of Glasgow for the town’s sight-seeing, which included a background of the city as well as learning of Glasgow’s political influence throughout the U.K.
The blend of architecture and industrial accomplishments make the city of Glasgow one of a kind, and my favorite city I have visited so far on my journey here in Great Britain. Through these pictures, you will be able to see the difference in the innovative and tourist-attractive city centre as opposed to the cathedrals and historical buildings on the south side of town that have (for the most part) been untouched for hundreds of years. The contrast of new and old of Glasgow makes this city undeniably diverse from any other major city I have visited in the United States. This is my first time abroad, and I am already loving the new culture I have begun to delve into.