The last week went even more quickly than the first and tomorrow I’m already going home. I feel happy for going back home but also a bit sad for leaving Glasgow Luckily I have good memories of this place and the people I got to know here, and probably we will meet again some day. But now my last adventures in Glasgow, on this last blog.
Something I did not do over de last months was climbing in a hall. Some friends of my, especially Daan, are really fond of it and because it was the last time they went I agreed to go with them. I did not know what to expect, especially because I’ve a some fear of heights but everything went quite well. We went to the hall near the Ibrox subway and this climbing hall is built in a Church. So officially the Scots really know some tricks to get people in the church again. Just built a bar, lecturetheater or climbing hall in it. On the end of the climbing I had to say that I actually enjoyed myself and maybe I will do it some more times back in the Netherlands.
Besides the goodbye drinks and parties we also organised a party with music from the 80s and 90s. The dress code therefore was also 80s and 90s. Some people went especially shopping for it in second hand shops and others just borrowed some cloths of their roommates that still wore cloths suitable for a retro party. I thought I would be original by going as a roman emperor in a toga, because the facebook event said 80s and 90s (and not 1980s and 1990s). Lukily people could appreciate my joke and I can only say that it was a fun evening.
Isle of Arran
Because I did not went to the Isle of Arran before, and a Scottish friend wanted to go there with us, we also went to this Isle to have one last daytrip to see something of Scotland. Arran is called miniature Scotland. To get there you just take the train from Glasgow and get a ticket to Brodick, this includes the ferry and costs 15 pounds for a return. A dayticket for the bus on the Isle will cost 5 pounds and than you can get anywhere on the Isle. It is a nice Isle, with some hills and nature, a castle, one of the best whiskey distilleries and a cheese factory. When we went we saw sadly to much of Scotland, and with that I mean the Scottish weather. It was raining all the time so we couldn’t really walk. Despite that we had a fun day out and the ferry and the distillery were worth the journey.
It is the last week and therefore also the time for doing things a last time. We went out for a last time in Grosvenor (were the pubnights always were organised) and afterwards to party in the Viper. Also we had a last game night with the fabulous game Phase Zehn and a last supper. Today, my last real day in Glasgow, we even had a last library lunch with some people to really say goodbye to each other, and the library. I walked a last round on the university campus, a last time to the Kelvingrove Museum and a last time to the sport centre with the fantastic swimming pool. Also I finished with packing and cleaning my room today. The room is empty and I’m ready to go home, although it feels a bit strange.
I probably will write one more blog because of all the Erasmus stuff I have to do, and to let you know about if I succeeded with my thesis. But for now, I will say a last time from Glasgow: Cheers!