2012 – No better time to explore Glasgow

What does Tokyo, Havana and Glasgow all have in common?  Well, according to The New York Times we’re one of the 45 must see places of 2012.

And we couldn’t agree more.

But of course you don’t need one of the most-read Pulitzer Prize winning newspapers to tell you this.   Quite simply Glasgow is fantastic.   Still – it’s nice to be sited as a respectable 12th on the esteemed list.

And while we aim to highlight all those wonderful must-see and do places in glorious Glasgow – understandably we also know that after the Christmas extravagance, January can be penny-pinching time.

Glasgow the fresh and free

Child with swans at Queen's Park, GlasgowBut doing something wonderful in Glasgow doesn’t have to cost a thing – in fact, Queen’s Park in the South Side provides a great day of sight seeing, beautiful scenery and discovery.

Steeped in history it offers fantastic views, extensive rose gardens and if you wonder up to the Glasshouse, you can check out exotic wildlife (fish, birds and reptiles), foliage and various flowering plants.

And what better way to use up stale bread than on feathery friends.  I was treated to a swan show complete with a backdrop ballet performed by mallards, tufted ducks and a variety of other creatures of the winged variety.

Detox your wallet, replenish your soul

So don’t suffocate inside lamenting a diminishing bank account – get out, breathe in the new year in fresh crisp air.   Detox your wallet and replenish your soul at Queen’s Park or one of Glasgow’s many other outdoor wonders.

2012 is the year to explore Glasgow!  And with over 90 parks and gardens throughout the city – there’s ample choice, something for everyone and really  no good excuse not to.

– T

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