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Can I Glasgow You A Question? || Scotland, Part III

If you're reading this on Friday morning, there's a huge likelihood that I am in hysterics at this very moment. I'll be entering the sacred doors of the Harry Potter Studio Tour, and I might not survive it. I'll do my best.

If I do manage to survive the emotions and the heart palpitations and the poverty (from spending all my money at the gift shop), and the high glucose levels (from too many Butterbeers, obviously)... I'll report back with stories. Promise.

It's fitting that I tell you about Glasgow today. Before we made our journey there, our directors told us that the university looks remarkably like Hogwarts. 

BUT FIRST.
We made a detour through the Highlands. It was certainly a sight for sore eyes - there was leftover snow, woodland creatures (well like... sheep. And a random llama.), forests, windy roads, rainbows, rain, sunshine, mountains, lakes, farms, basically anything you can think of.
We stopped at Loch Lomond for two hours. It. Was. Beautiful. No, the Loch Ness Monster didn't swim all the way from Loch Ness - I made sure to keep an eye out for him, but he was coy. Or, he just wanted to be a homebody and didn't make the journey to come see us.

The loch was definitely something we needed to see, but we were a little disappointed to see that it was so touristy and commercialized. Regardless, it was a wonder!
Calories don't count when you are immersed in natural beauty, you see. We had Highland beef burgers, too much fudge, Nutella hot chocolates, and a gingerbread man who broke his leg because he was running away from us too fast! It frightens me that this is the damage we did in a mere two hours.

Finally, we made our way to Glasgow. To be honest, I didn't connect with the city as much as I did with Edinburgh. This is very likely because we only got to see the university and a couple of museums and didn't even make it to city center. It was very pretty and the museums were wonderful (one of Dali's paintings was on display and it was beyond moving). 
... we even made friends! ;)

Okay, I apologize I sound so hurried right now. My nerves are unsettled and my hands are shaking because the time has come to grab coffees and yumminess from Borough Market and then... Hogwarts.

Keep me in your thoughts.

12 comments

  1. You're so lucky! I want to visit Harry Potter studios... and Scotland looks amazing!

    x. jill
    beck daily

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  2. Aw, the jealousy I have for you right now is intense! These pictures again are SO pretty! :)
    xo TJ

    http://www.hislittlelady.com

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  3. This sounds so pretty and out of the way! I'm kind of upset that when I was in Europe I was always in the hustle and bustle of cities, so I'm glad you got a chance to go out!

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  4. Ok, not that these pictures aren't fabulous and I'm not absolutely drooling with jealousy right now (seriously, I just dribbled while trying to drink soda... it's not pretty), but please please please tell me you're taking a million photos on that HP tour!!! I can't wait to see!

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  5. Dude... DUDEEEEEE.... THE Hogwarts?! I CAN'T WAIT TO SEE YOUR NEXT POST! ZOMGAAAWD!
    Sincerely,
    Ms. Suffocating with anticipation

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  6. I'm JUST now catching up on all your Scotland pictures...because I've been a slacker this week with reading blogs. Butttt.....

    I've never heard of BiRite...I need to try it!!

    And yes...your roommate is awesome. Basically that's what Noel is for me when it comes to all the blogging stuff! Haha!

    I am such a scaredy cat as well with haunted houses. Ahhhhhh!!!!!!!

    And sending those people pictures of them getting engaged is AWESOME!!! Y'all rock big time.

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  7. I LOVE your blog! Your photo's always look great, what camera do you use?
    Beth x

    www.TheBritishGirl.co.uk

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    1. Thanks, girl! :) I use a Canon 50D w/ a 50mm f/1.4 lens!

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  8. What great hanging head friends you've made! The expressions on their faces!
    Lisa | c/oMKE

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  9. Okay, now I know where I want to spend my next holidays ! These landscapes are gorgeous !
    But the Hogwarts ? What the hell is that ? ;-) Do I sound like a total freak if I say I've never read or seen any Harry Potter ? Is it bad doc ? ;-)

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  10. i would let my freak flag fly so hard. so so hard. i love harry potter. love the books. love the movies. love it. so jealous you got to go! i absolutely cannot wait until my kaye is old enough to enjoy the books.

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