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Scotland: The Best of Both Worlds

Scotland was the first country I traveled to post Covid or as soon as international travel was allowed, I flew in to Glasgow and what I saw when I first arrived was not what I expected – modern buildings, Art Nouveau architecture and the center of Glasgow’s famed shipbuilding industry along the river Clyde.  The weather was pleasant for early spring, but there were hardly any tourists. Hanging out at the pub and eating fish & chips was my first introduction to Scotland. It was not until the visit to the St. Mungo’s Cathedral and the surrounding area where the history of Scotland began, that I got a sense of the place.  But the most pleasant surprise was the visit to Glasgow’s Kelvingrove Art Gallery.  It features Salvador Dali’s ‘Christ of St. John of the Cross’.  Across the gallery was Glasgow University in Gothic Revival style of architecture. Of course, Scotland is famous for castles, the residences of the kings and queens, knights and nobles.   Forty minutes ride from Glasgow