Even though we are crazy about our German bread and sausage for breakfast, lunch and dinner, a lot of Germans would die for your “toasties” with cheddar cheese and bacon. They’re so tasty! It’s kind of sad that this everyday meal is rarely represented in Germany. Same with “Fish Tea”. We drink a lot of herbal and fruit tea in Germany, but it’s not quite common to enjoy black tea with your meal – but I welcome that!
There are so many architectural treasures everywhere in town. For that very reason it reminds me of my hometown, Fürth, as I wrote in my second blog. It’s true, that Paisley’s unique beauty strikes me everyday. I still find myself as a tourist, smiling and taking pictures as I wander through the town’s streets. I love sitting down in front of the Abbey on a sunny day and just enjoying the moment.
It’s fab that Paisley is so close to many place, like Glasgow. It makes it so easy for me to go for a shopping trip or a an event in the city. You can also really enjoy the national bicycle route along the river and green urban areas. It’s great to see that it works the other way around as well. For example, a lot of people came over from Glasgow to see Paisley’s Halloween Festival this year, because the event was so brilliant and its only a short hop.
As the new “Paisley” brand continues to grow and grow, it’s more and more exiting to keep up with the marketing and events team of Renfrewshire Council. Being involved in the process of promoting the destination brand and delivering big events is a great opportunity to try out your skills in different areas and learn from professionals. It’s also a chance to get in touch with other students on a work experience program.
Scotland’s full-figured glens and heathery hills are absolutly stunning and so easy to reach from Paisley. Within a 45-minute-drive you are in Luss, Falkirk or Ardrossan. There are so many nearby viewpoints, such as the Queens View, Conic Hill and the Greenock Cut. I’m very happy that I have had a lot of good weather since I have arrived in the early autumn – and even if the weather changes, I can return to Paisley quickly.
Mairie Schwarz is from Paisley's sister town of Fürth in northern Bavaria, Germany, and has joined the events team of Renfrewshire Council as an exchange student.
Mairie Schwarz is from Paisley’s twin town of Fürth in Germany and discusses the similarities between the sister towns which have been twinned for almost 50 years.
Many urban areas would love to have a measure of the pedigree that this post-industrial conurbation boasts. Aside from its textile legacy, and illustrious denizens, Paisley has an incredible architectural heritage, from the 12th-Century Abbey, with its glorious Edward Burne-Jones windows, to its Victorian Observatory, to the stunning Art Deco Russell Institute.