In life, it is about the journey, not the destination. I followed this saying several times on my trip. First in Scotland. Trying to find my hotel proved to be slightly more difficult than anticipated, even with my GPS telling me everywhere to go along the way. However, I got to experience late night Glasgow at Christmas time. Trust me when I say it was beautiful, even at midnight when the street lights were the only signs of life. I actually walked into the wrong hotel at first. Thankfully, the staff there knew exactly where I needed to go.
If you have a thing for lights and sparkles, visiting another country during Christmas time should be high on your to-do list. Both Glasgow, Scotland and Galway, Ireland took my breath away with their Christmas festivals. The lights were beautiful and gave a warm ambiance to the otherwise dark and crowded city squares. I do have to warn you, Christmas is high traffic time in airports. But, seeing all of the lights almost makes it worth it.
Christmas festivals aside. Have you seen the Scottish highlands? I mean look at this:
Clouds did not rain down on my day. If anything it made my trip more enjoyable. While I haven’t done much traveling in my life, I’m super grateful that my first alone trip was to Scotland. A beautiful countryside, friendly people, AMAZING food, what more could a 20-something-year-old ask for? I highly recommend a trip to Scotland. In fact, my aunt and uncle loved the pictures that I posted to my social media pages so much that they just went on their own trip to Ireland! I wish them luck and hope they have so much fun!
As much as I would like to go on and one about these two countries, it has taken me six months to even make this post. And to be honest, some of the smaller, minuet details are a bit fuzzy for me. But if any one has any questions, or would like more photos, please let me know and I will post so many more!