When in Scotland, eat… Greek.
I’m sorry. What can I say? It’s not that I’m not a fan of the Scottish cuisine, it’s just… This Greek Restaurant was simply better. And let’s face it, Glasgow is very international when it comes to dining places. You name a country, you probably find that local cuisine in the city center. You even wont have to search for too long.
The boyfriend and I stumbled upon this really nice Greek place at George Square. Number 24 to be precise. It was Saturday. Glasgow was very much alive. And I was very hungry. After looking for a place for like an hour or so (we even found this amazing Thai Restaurant but the waiting line was almost an hour so we passed) we were ready to give up. Mental note: always make reservations when you want to dine on Saturday night.
On the way to our hotel we spotted Elia Greek Restaurant. Yay? A quick look at the menu outside made us decide to go inside. It seemed pretty crowdy. Fingers crossed that there would still be a table for two available. We had to wait for a minute or two, but then we got the green light…
I ordered some chips and shrimps and it was simply DELISH! The boyfriend chose some sort of mixed grill. I would totally recommend this place if you ever visit Glasgow.
This year the boyfriend and I are spending Valentine’s Day at home (probably accompanied by Netflix and popcorn). I think it’s nice to cuddle up at home once in a while. But if you’re dreaming of a more adventurous date abroad, I can really recommend the most romantic city in the world… Venice! Yep, that’s right. This Italian city has everything to capture your heart. On Valentine’s Day or any other day of the year.
♥ Small streets to get lost in. Just drop your city guide and phone in the water (kidding, just kidding!) and get lost in the city. Venice is one of the few cities in the world where you can really go anywhere and still stumble upon a nice place. Perfect for romantic evening walks. And people like me, who are born without any sense of direction.
♥ Spaghetti. Insert: Lady and the Tramp flashback. Add: a cheesy but oh so romantic Italian ballad. Et voilà: the dinner date of your dreams. Who ordered a poetic setting?
♥ History. Pretend to be the main character of an ancient love story. Venice breathes history. Definitely make a stop at Piazza San Marco and St. Mark’s Basilica. Don’t forget your Venetian mask by the way. Tradition is everything.
♥ No cars allowed. Go on a magical gondola ride instead.
Not convinced yet? Let me show you some of my favorite vacation pics. Ciao bella Italia!
What’s your favorite romantic city?
A while ago the boyfriend decided he wanted to see a soccer game of Celtic. I decided I wanted to shop and get some culture. The result? An airplane ticket to Glasgow.
Glasgow: what to expect?
- Rain. Lots and lots of it. But hey no worries, we came prepared. It’s Scotland after all…
- Stores. Again, lots and lots of it. Glasgow is Scotlands number 1 shopping city. Perfect when you’re looking for a place to hide from the rain (see point 1 above).
- International food and pubs. Thai, Greek, Turkish, Chinese,… You name an international restaurant, Glasgow has it. Looking for some late night fun? Just try one of the many pubs. The city
never barely sleeps.
- Great architecture. Glasgow is modern, hip and happening. A fascinating contrast with historic Edinburgh. If you ever get the chance, combine these two amazing cities in an unforgettable trip.
Tips: where to sleep and eat in Glasgow?
FAVORITE HOTEL: The Z Hotel, 36 North Frederick Street, Glasgow G1 2BS, UK
FAVORITE RESTAURANT: Elia Greek Restaurant, 24 George Square, Glasgow G2 1EG, UK
Have an amazing trip! Just don’t forget your umbrella 😉
Valentine’s Day is coming! And although that’s not as dramatic as winter in Game of Thrones, it can come with some tensions. What to give? How to celebrate? Where to go? So many questions.
But fear no longer! I have the answer to all your problems. Or well… at least I can give you a tip on where to go on Valentine’s Day. The capital of Austria is the perfect place to be for a romantic getaway. White houses, clean streets, the city of art and music,… Last year my boyfriend and I spent Valentine’s Day in Vienna. Opera first, McDonalds later. Hey, what can I say? There’s something strangely romantic about French fries and chicken nuggets after midnight. Not convinced? Let me share some of my favorite vacation pictures with you. Behold: romantic Vienna!
One of my favorite things to do is
eating discovering nice, new places. And you don’t have to get on an airplane for that as it turned out. Belgium has lots to offer as well. Take Hasselt for example. The cutest little city with amazing shops AND adorable places to eat.
The boyfriend and I stumbled upon an incredible Italian restaurant. Osteria Moretti serves food from dusk till dawn. Or well, more or less… Fact is, it’s the place to be for a cozy lunch date with your bestie or a romantic dinner with the lover (yep, I’m totally saying that in my Carrie-Bradshaw-is-dating-the-Russian-voice. SATC fans, you get me right?)
But to go back to Italian and the delicious lunch I had… Buon appetito, guys!
Hotspot Hasselt: Osteria Moretti | Aldestraat 20, 3500 Hasselt, Belgium.