Scotland’s Hidden Gem: Glasgow

HostfullyHost Spotlight: Ross Davison

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If you’ve never been to Glasgow, you’re missing out. This place is the largest city in Scotland and the 3rd largest in the United Kingdom. Near River Clyde, Glasgow is known for its big appreciation of art, museums, football, opera, and ballet. We are lucky to have our Hostfully Host of the week show us what it’s like to run an Airbnb in “bonnie” (beautiful) Scotland.

Who is Ross Davison?

Ross is a full-time engineer and an Airbnb Superhost. Through his time hosting, he cooks meals for guests, drinks whisky with them, eats in the infamous haggis, and makes hundreds of new friends from across the globe. Ross has even recited Scottish poetry for them, though he says “it’s hard to understand Scottish poetry sometimes, so I oftentimes explain the meaning. Guests really enjoy this experience and always tell their friends back at home about us crazy Scots.”

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His advice to hosts and property owners? Making them feel welcome right away is the best way to show how much you care. “Think about how you act as a host and as soon as they arrive, offer them water or a hot drink. This makes them feel relaxed in your home.”

If you are stopping by Glasgow, here are Ross’ top 5 spots:

Taco Mazama:

A great local burrito with cheap frozen margaritas — many locals’ favorite spot. Don’t miss the burrito challenge 🌯!

The Lighthouse:

The architecture of this museum is outstanding. It has a fun spiral staircase that offers beautiful views of Glasgow.

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Kelvingrove Park & The Museum-Great Park:

During a sunny day, come for a picnic and walk by the river. Enjoy the breathtaking view. If it’s rainy, the museum is free!

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If you like White Russians, check out this bar inspired by the movie.

Banana Leaf:

Traditional Malaysian and Chinese. Named one of the best Chinese restaurants in Glasgow.

Credit: Northern Food Blog

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