My Weekend in Glasgow #GlobalTravelerNora

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This post was written as part of the Club Carlson Global Traveler program; a three-week, eight-country adventure I’m taking through Europe, paid for and compensated by Club CarlsonSM (now Radisson Rewards). During the trip, I’m exploring the world of hotel points and how to take advantage of accommodations and upgrades with various strategies.

In all cases, opinions expressed herein are my own; don’t worry – I haven’t sold my soul.

This post was originally published in 2013. It has since been updated for accuracy of links and content. 

“So….how cheesy and totally touristy is it of me to have loved Buchanan Street?” I ask one of the staff at the Park Inn by Radisson in Glasgow, where I’m staying.

She looks at me quizzically, as if not knowing what the “right answer” should be.

“Go on,” I say. “Be honest.”

“It’s pretty touristy,” she says, somewhat relieved at her license to tell it like it is.

“Excellent,” I reply. “Then I’m right on task”.

The mission I’m referring to is Embracing my Inner Tourist; a style of travel I’m not accustomed to. With a lightning-quick itinerary as part of my Club Carlson Global Travelers European adventure, I have about two days at each stop. As such, the best way to capture the flavour of each city, is to simply be a tourist with reckless abandon.

Buchanan Street in Glasgow, Scotland

1-Minute Glasgow

In the meantime, please enjoy this short video which encapsulates my weekend in Glasgow.

Click here to watch on Youtube.

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9 thoughts on “My Weekend in Glasgow #GlobalTravelerNora”

  1. Nice, I’ve not spent much time in Glasgow personally but I hear it is quite a nice and interesting city and it looks great from the video and photos. I hope you get a chance to go to Edinburgh I really liked the city as its full of charm just a great place to visit!

    • Hi Alex,
      I was in Edinburgh a three years ago and loved it! For me it was a city of warm surprises at every turn, in a country of a similar nature.

  2. I just can’t do it…shopping that is…that’s where my role as a tourist generally ends!
    I’ve never been to Glasgow…looked like you had a lovely time as a tourist!

    • Hey Sherry,
      Well, let’s get it right; I didn’t actually go into any stores! Buchanan Street was all about atmosphere for me. Try as I may, I just can’t help but wander around and just “absorb” what I can, wherever I go! It’s so much fun in and of itself.

    • Thank you so much, Tiffany! Embarking on this trip has been an interesting thing for me; I initially felt some stress and anxiety about the fast pace and so many flights. But now settling into Oslo (my 4th city on the itinerary), I’ve got a good rhythm going, and flying in Europe is very easy. I feel like my old jet-setting self again! 🙂


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