Armin's World Tour of Scotland

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Picture of the Willow Hotel in GlasgowHaving completed most of the bookings for my main trip I decided to go on a little "Trial Run". As a birthday present for myself I decided to drive up to Scotland for a long weekend at the end of April.
I decided to spend the first and last night in Glasgow and booked a room in the Willow Hotel (228 Renfrew Street, Glasgow; Tel. +44-141-332 2332), where I usually stay when I visit Glasgow. It is located only a few minutes from the Glasgow School of Art, about 10min walk from the town centre and may be 5min walk from the pubs in Sauchiehall Street.
The remaining time I planned to spend in Argyll, possibly visiting the Crinan Canal. This nine-mile-long canal links Ardrishaig on Loch Fyne with Crinan on the Sound of Jura,Picture of a bridge over the Crinan Canal cutting out the long journey around the Mull of Kintyre. Another idea was to visit the Isle of Gigha, a small island on the west coast of the Kintyre Peninsula. I was planning to stay in Rhu House near Tarbert, but as of writing this page this wasn't confirmed. Another alternative was to stay a night in Campbeltown, depending on what I was going to do ultimately.

I was also going to try out if my plans of updating this site from the road would work out, testing my GPRS phone and bluetooth card. I had tested it successfully at home, now it was getting time to test it on the road.

Now I was set to go for my "Trial Run", ready for the drive up to Glasgow...

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