Glasgow: The Return. This time we mean business!
For the weekend Dec 4-6th, we did an epic road trip to Glasgow, Scotland with a couple of our vegan friends (12yearsavegan and The Vegan Engineer aka Deadpan Vegan) from Birmingham.
They picked us up around 4pm Friday and we made our 5 hour journey through England and into Scotland. We had looked into train tickets for the 4 of us and it was super expensive! In fact every time we check trains to Scotland they are always really expensive. This is why we decided to rent a car. Between the 4 of us, it ended up being a 1/3rd of the price of train tickets. Plus we had the added luxury and convenience of travelling by car.
|Our fancy rental car for the weekend.|
Once that was all sorted check in was easy, the caretaker came to let us in, and she met us in the parking lot. She was there at our expected arrival.
Both of us Wanderlust Vegans have been to Glasgow before back in 2011 on a family road trip across Scotland. We didn't get to spend much time in Glasgow last time. We only had enough time to find our guest house, go to the Vegan Cafe/Pub called the 78, then a bar that used to be a church near our guest house, then sleep for a little bit and leave for Canada. We've been looking forward to coming back to Glasgow since then.
The next day we made our way to Vegfest. We thought it was a 5 minute walk, but it ended up being 30 mins, so we drove and parked. Plus it was super windy and rainy. It was humorous watching people attempting to use umbrellas. The windy was turning everyone's umbrellas inside out. Vegfest was at SECC, which was a beautiful venue.
After his talk we walked around again, watched some bands and got some more food.
|Caribbean food bowl from Soya Jerk.|
After the talk we walked around eating free samples, got some ice cream and bought some vegan t-shirts!
Around 4pm, some of the booths began to shut down and we were getting tired, so we left Vegfest. It was still really windy and rainy.
We drove to the nearest Co-op store and bought some snacks, and beer. We went back to our flat and relaxed for a couple hours.
|This is the only picture of the flat we got.|
They also had three of the cutest dogs, we seem to only have pictures of two of them though.
We left her place around 1130pm because we wanted to check out one of Glasgow's many vegan pubs. We made our way to Stereo and had some drinks
|City Centre at 230am|
We started walking along the river.
|Korean Raw wrap.|
"Why We Love Dogs, Eat Pigs and Wear Cows".
We couldn't find the talk she did at Vegfest, but we found a really good talk that she's done at another event and posted it below for those of you who want to watch. The talk is called: "Melanie Joy - Carnism: The Psychology of Eating Meat"
We then got some food from the stall run by the many vegan pubs in Glasgow; the 78, Stereo, Mono, 13th note, and the Flying duck. Since it was the end of the fest all of their items were 2 for 1. We got 2 seitan burgers, 2 mushroom pasties, a cheese and onion pasty and a spinach pie. Score! We were sufficiently suffonsified you might say. We watched the band while we ate before we headed back to Birmingham.
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