Glasgow, the curry capital of Britain

Glasgow, the Curry Capital of Britain

It might be thousands of kilometers away from India, but the UK has long nurtured a love affair with Indian food and the ubiquitous curry has been adopted as one of Britain’s most popular dishes. From tucking into a vindaloo on Manchester’s Curry Mile to sampling a rogan josh on London’s Brick Lane, there are a number of famous spots to enjoy Indian cuisine in the UK, but the top destination for curry lovers has to be Glasgow, the Curry Capital of Britain.

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October 13, 2014 by
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Winter in Glasgow. Photo courtesy of baaker2009 via Flickr.

Things to Do in Winter in Glasgow

With freezing temperatures and fewer daylight hours, winter might not be the best time for sightseeing, but there are still plenty of things to do in winter in Glasgow. Here are a few ideas.

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October 1, 2014 by
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Free Things to Do in Inverness

You can’t explore the Scottish Highlands without a visit to its atmospheric capital, but a visit to Inverness doesn’t have to break the bank. From discovering the legend of the Loch Ness monster to hiking along the coast, here are some ideas for free things to do in Inverness.

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September 29, 2014 by
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A Journey Aboard Scotland’s Jacobite Steam Train

The bustling port of Mallaig

There’s a reason the Jacobite Steam Train was chosen to portray the Hogwarts Express in the Harry Potter films. The movie makers know what they’re doing when it comes to scenery. The route is lined with jaw-dropping vistas — waterfalls plunging from tall mountain peaks, heather-strewn moors hugging the edges of lochs, and hills swathed with trees in endless shades of green. It’s no wonder that this 84-mile journey from Fort William to Mallaig has been voted by Wanderlust magazine readers as the one of the greatest railway journeys in the world.

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September 17, 2014 by
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6 Reasons to Visit Glasgow over Edinburgh

Glasgow, Scotland

Despite being all-too-often relegated to the role of Scotland’s second city, in-the-know travelers have long included Glasgow on their itineraries and at just 40 minutes by train from the capital, there’s no excuse for spending all your time in Edinburgh. Despite being so close, there’s no denying that the two cities are polar opposites and their long-standing rivalry makes it impossible to compliment one without offending the other. That said, it’s about time that travelers paid a visit to both cities, so to inspire you explore outside of the capital, here are 6 good reasons to visit Glasgow over Edinburgh.

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September 15, 2014 by
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The Ryder Cup in Scotland

The 2012 Ryder Cup. Photo courtesy of Omar Rawlings via Flickr.

Among the world’s largest sporting events, The Ryder Cup has long been the highlight of the golfing season, and what better place to host the prestigious competition than Scotland, the home of golf and the host of the first ever Ryder Cup back in 1921. In 2014, the biennial tournament returns to the grand King’s Course at Gleneagles, with Europe defending their 2012 win against the USA and 24 of the world’s greatest golfers turning out for the tournament, led by team captains Paul McGinley (Europe) and Tom Watson (U.S).

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September 1, 2014 by
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