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
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.
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.
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.
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).
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!).”
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.
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.
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.
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...