I am attending the ECPR general conference in Glasgow. The conference has been great,. Good for contacts and good feedback to help me improve my paper. This has been my third conference with the ECPR and they have all been good. Unfortunately I did not get funding from Estonian foundations (funded by the EU) but the ECPR was generous enough to give me a travel grant. This meant that I would still have to pay a significant amount from my own pocket to cover that which the travel grant did not. I was a bit hesitant to do so, but now am glad. It was also nice of Maris to let me dip into the family budget. Thanks love!
I always thought Glasgow was a run down industrial city and Edinburgh was the pretty pearl of Scotland. Boy did I get it wrong. Glasgow is incredibly beautiful. I was pleasantly surprised by the glory of Glasgow.
This is also in the main building.
Another beautiful room in the university.
Right across the university is the Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum. The opening reception was held here, it was pretty awesome.
Like the rest of Europe, the Roman influence can be felt.
The grocery store also had an English feel. I enjoyed a nice pack of Hobnobs!
And of course they have the same electrical sockets as England. Lucky for me the hotel had an adapter. That combined with my European adapter meant that I was able to use my computer here in Scotland. In a way I felt like I was leaving Europe. The plugs, the money, driving on the left side of the road. It was all very different from Estonia.