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Food of the United Kingdom

Food of the United Kingdom

Overall, the food in the UK has a bit of a bad reputation. Don’t let that reputation stop you from trying some of these great dishes.

Scotland’s signature dish: haggis, neeps, and tatties. Haggis is a pudding made from the heart, lungs, and liver of a sheep. Traditionally, haggis is seasoned with onions, salt, and spices before being cooked in the sheep’s stomach. Today, it’s often prepared in a sausage casing rather than being simmered in the stomach. Neeps are mashed rutabagas and the tatties are standard mashed potatoes. Contrary to what many of you might think, it’s quite tasty. It is very similar in taste and texture to blood sausage. We had it several times while in Glasgow and Edinburgh.

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Couch Surfing Host in Glasgow

Couch Surfing Host in Glasgow

Our hosts in Glasgow were actually in the suburb of the city called East Kilbride. Domokos and his wife recently moved to Scotland for work from their native Hungary. While their flat was modestly-sized, they were very accommodating. We were able to sleep on their couch that folded out into a bed and use their warm shower.

Due to their work schedule and the hour-long train to Central Station for us, we had to leave a bit early in the mornings. We were very glad to meet them and appreciate their friendliness and hospitality.

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Exploring Glasgow

Exploring Glasgow

Our favorite thing about travel is exploring a city. Not necessarily hitting up all the “touristy” spots, but we often find ourselves simply strolling through neighborhoods – just living in the moment and going wherever the urge strikes us. The weather was a bit chilly and often sprinkling a bit of rain, but Glasgow was a great place to explore.

While checking out city centre, we visited the beautiful (and free), twelfth-century Glasgow Cathedral. It was the most beautiful and well-preserved cathedral we were able to visit while in Scotland.

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