Just a couple of turns from the student-riddled streets near The University of Glasgow sit three second-hand bookshops to excite any bibliophile. Edinburgh might be the literary centre and Wigtown in the south-west has the title of Scotland’s National Book Town, but Glasgow has a few gems of its own.
Glasgow might not be the first place you think of when it comes to finding a good cup of tea in the UK, but there are some great cafes worth checking out.
On my last day in Glasgow I saw a man steal a pair of second-hand shoes. This shady act fitted perfectly with the image people had painted of the city. The siren I heard from my friend’s apartment was apparently the perfect soundtrack to this rough, dirty and dangerous place. But does Glasgow deserve all the trash talk? I didn’t think so.