Another thing we love about Glasgow: all its beautiful street art! This piece is called Spaceman and is inspired by comic book art style. Apparently, the city of Glasgow commissions artists to create murals like this one - so cool! We're all about creative art that's accessible for everyone. What other cities have you been to that have great street art? ⠀
Scottish breakfast this morning at @picnic.glasgow! Potato scones, grilled tomatos, baked beans, asparagus, spinach, beetroot and of course sausages. e locked our bikes up outside and took a lovely walking tour of the city but when we came back our bikes had been stolen 😔 We're feeling a bit down about it but everyone was so nice that it made it a little less bad. A group of Scottish ladies even came up to us (they said they heard us talking in our foreign accents lol) looking all sad and dejected and helped us out. Glasgow's slogan is People Make Glasgow and we can definitely say that's true! Just need to get those bad egg bike thieves out of the city...😒
Lunch time views a few days ago on the beautiful Isle of Arran. Can't believe we've already been in Scotland one week and only have one week left! Safe to say we'll be back though...this country is magical. 🍃
Today is #nationalmacandcheeseday so here's another pic of our first meal here in Glasgow and this EPIC mac and cheese. Sam's kind of a mac and cheese fiend so whenever we see vegan mac and cheese on a menu we always order it. This one was definitely one of the best (if not the best) we've had. @stereocafebar is such a cool spot nestled away in an alley just around the corner from Glasgow Central train station. We beelined here as soon as our train from London got in - couldn't have asked for a better welcome to the city! 🍻
They don't call the Isle of Arran Scotland in miniature for nothing! We took 2 trains and a ferry from Glasgow and spent yesterday biking for 30 miles on this island in the Highlands. We went over rivers, up mountains (oof), along coastlines..we even had lunch in front of the ruins of a castle! 😍
Tofish and chips plus mushy peas - gotta get the traditional grub here in Scotland! This place, Mono, was one of the cooler places we've ever eaten at. It's not only an all vegan restaurant/bar, it's also a live music venue and record store. They even brew their own ginger beer and lemonades! Scroll right for some of the interior and delicious seitan burger. 😋🍔
We are in Glasgow, Scotland! We got here on Saturday and are house sitting for an adorable little kitten named Marshmallow and her equally friendly big brother Charlie. We're loving the city so far - it's just our scene: gritty, lots of vegan food, and super green. Anything we definitely can't miss while we're here?
This Was Supposed to Be Fried Chicken. - An apt and accurate title for this photo. We were so looking forward to trying the highly recommended and anticipated Temple of Seitan (vegan fried chicken!) and meeting up with fellow vegan travel blogger @theveganword but my (Sam's) body had other plans. After spending yesterday delirious and shivering in the heat I had to accept that I needed to step back and slow down. My fever has broken now but I still feel dizzy when I get up, so Veren has rightfully put me on bed rest and keeps bringing me tea, fruit, and this avocado cucumber bagel once I felt up to it. Good thing I have an amazing book to read (The Bone Clocks - highly recommend) as I need to rest up for our train trip tomorrow - Glasgow here we come!
We're spending our time in London searching out the quieter spots, like these beautiful canals in Camden. The city reminds us of New York in so many ways (except for without a grid system, which we're missing dearly 😅). The hustle and bustle, constant noise, time spend on public transit, prices...of course there are certainly many things we enjoy about being here (lots of yummy vegan food, seeing old friends and making new ones) but it's also reinforced our preferences for smaller, more livable cities, where we can get around by foot or bike. Though we did try the London bike share today and it was great! Even though Sam felt like she was almost gonna be side-swiped by a bus about 20 times. Those things do not stop! 🚌