我通过对列车从格拉斯哥到伦敦苏格兰推进农村。在我的右边是蓬松的羊,我的左脚大牛。满山遍野的野花粉红色,和我有一个严重的冲动站起来唱从东西The Sound of Music。这只是部分原因是美丽的风景,虽然。这主要是因为我对我刚刚在英联邦运动会在格拉斯哥的时间兴奋。威廉希尔真人娱乐场

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Being from the US, the Commonwealth Games are a new phenomenon to me. Given that I just got英国国籍, it seemed fitting to travel to Scotland to experience the third largest multi-sport event in the world.

George Square in Glasgow during the Commonwealth Games

I had some learning to do first, though. For starters, I needed to brush up on the Commonwealth itself. I knew it was made up of places that were once part of the British Empire, but until I watched the opening ceremony I had no idea just how many there were. No less than 71 teams are competing in the Commonwealth Games this year, from Canada and Australia on the large end to Bermuda and the Falklands on the small one.

Signs for the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow

I also had to learn about a few new sports. My trip to the games was with the Glasgow City Marketing Bureau, which booked me tickets for the field hockey and mountain biking. I didn’t know much about the rules of the former or the circuit of the latter, so I had some preparation to do. I also booked my own ticket to see a friend play for Team Scotland in the table tennis, so I had learn the rules prior to watching.

Mountain Biking at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow

Then came the difficult decision of whom to cheer for. The United Kingdom splits into four teams for the Commonwealth Games, and being newly British I had my pick of England, Scotland, Wales, or Northern Ireland. Like a true American, I decided to cheer for whichever team was winning (except in the table tennis, where I had an obligation to cheer for Scotland).

Field Hockey at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow

感觉准备,我坐火车到格拉斯哥在周一和抵达时间曲棍球下午的会议。顺便说一下,所以没有威廉王子和凯特·米德尔顿。我坐在看台上,从他们对面,当他们观看了动作我无法抗拒拍摄他们和哈里王子的一个镜头。

Prince William, Kate Middleton, and Prince Harry at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow

第二天,我去了Cathkin Braes的山地自行车。该课程既丘陵和挑战,和公园从最高点所提供的城市美景。我有一个巨大的尊重量为运动员,谁做骑向上和向下的岩石路径看起来很容易。虽然苏格兰的天气维持其不可预测性的声誉,我仍然有一个伟大的时间欢呼他们。

Mountain Biking at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow

但我的英联邦运动会的亮点是看到我的朋友尼尔·卡梅伦发挥,他在格拉斯哥的祖国。这不只是因为他发挥,并在我的游戏时间韩元,最激动人心的比赛我看到了。他和他在男子双打搭档打乱了更高等级的新西兰对处于通电家乡父老面前夺冠。

Niall Cameron Playing Table Tennis at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow

后来,我有机会与尼尔赶上并得到一个什么样子的是在英联邦运动会的运动员他的第一手资料。“令人惊异的是在主场比赛,”他说。“我从来没有像它的气氛发挥,有这么多的人愿意我们。”

Table Tennis at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow

最好的部分,他说,是“新西兰的比赛。他们有更高的排名比我们,但我们都举起我们的游戏,”并‘的人群一定帮助。’

Crowds at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow

Being a foodie, I couldn’t help asking Niall what his favorite food was in the athletes’ village, where he has lived for the past couple of weeks while training and playing. Not surprisingly for a Scotsman, his answer was “haggis, neeps and tatties. I live in London so I miss it! Oh, and I get to wash it down with Irn Bru (sometimes!).”

Niall Cameron Playing Table Tennis at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow

乒乓球后我去探索格拉斯哥位。鉴于这是我外婆的家乡,我一直喜欢的城市,在过去的几年中,似乎每个人都已经开始有同样的感觉。格拉斯哥经历了文艺复兴时期,它的美食,艺术和娱乐的场面越来越好所有的时间。

hutcheson时候伸出urant in Glasgow

While I was in town, I got to go out to Finnieston, a neighborhood with a number of new restaurants around Argyle Street. The area was as trendy and up-and-coming as anything in east London, and my dinner at Ox and Finch restaurant was seriously good. For being in a country best known for deep fried Mars Bars, it proved that Glasgow is a place to watch in Britain’s food scene.

鸡尾酒在Finnieston,格拉斯哥

As did Hutchesons, a restaurant that just opened last month in Glasgow’s Merchant City. In addition to having a stunning historic interior with a beautiful ceiling and stained glass windows, it had a menu with a great range of British fare and delicious Scottish salmon.

Salmon at Hutchesons Restaurant in Glasgow

Beyond the food scene, I experienced a bit of Glasgow’s nightlife at a comedy show in The Arches, a venue by Glasgow Central Station and my accommodation, Hotel Indigo. The show, which was called新闻只是在, was an always-changing nightly recap of the Commonwealth Games with lots of humor thrown in. It was a fun way to experience the city’s entertainment scene with a focus on the games.

Martini at Hutchesons in Glasgow

首先,在格拉斯哥是让我想起了这个城市本身是多么的美丽。在市中心的每一条街道都被我不能走单一的块不拍摄照片而这种迷人的历史建筑林立。在出来的路上给乒乓球,我通过了同等数量的有放在格拉斯哥地图上,近年来从设计的角度来看当代建筑作品。

Building in Glasgow

但考虑到我的行程集中在英联邦运动会上,我不得不救格拉斯哥其余的未来。而鉴于英联邦运动会还没有结束,直到周日,我会救我下次去苏格兰的计划,直到我看了更多的事件后。William Hill 21点但现在,有我的火车外的一些非常可爱的羊需要我的注意...

14Comments on Lady at the Commonwealth Games

  1. Sounds like you’re having a blast! I definitely wish I had taken some time off to head up to Glasgow for the games. A few people I used to train with are competing for Canada in the wrestling – most of whom have now won medals!

  2. I am so jealous of you seeing the Royals. Kate as always looks beautiful! I love the tennis table tournament!

  3. 什么一个真棒经验,夫人在伦敦!首先,你的英国公民巨大恭喜!我有同事谁愿意追求那很让她喜欢阅读本。优秀的镜头威廉和凯特的!这是真棒,你有看到你的朋友尼尔赢得那场比赛。我很喜欢你,我想了解在的和出一项新的运动,我看着的,并且常会根何人是赢家以及哈,哈!我不知道,大约深的朋友火星酒吧要么!威廉希尔真人娱乐场另一个精彩的帖子,并顺便说一句......我音乐之声的一个巨大的风扇

  4. I would have loved to go to the Commonwealth games. Jim and I went to the Arctic Games once, similar idea, countries participate who have people living above the arctic circle and that was so fun and interesting. I think you got to go to some great events, and it’s always nice to spot some royalty!

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