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    • Day5

      Yesterday… all my troubles… 😎

      May 11 in England ⋅ 🌧 10 °C

      Nach Mwnt haben wir gestern die Road Mission erfolgreich erledigt und haben den höchsten “Berg” (🤣) Wales‘ bezwungen - den Snowden. Es war eine wunderschöne Fahrt durch die Landschaft Wales und auch mit dem Wetter hatten wir dann wieder Glück 🍀 angekommen sind wir dann in Liverpool in einem kleinen B&B direkt neben dem Stadion ⚽️ Abends sind wir noch in die Stadt und haben die Bealtes am Pier Head aufgesucht um ein Foto zu machen. Jetzt geht’s wieder auf Richtung Glasgow 🤗Read more

      Traveler

      sehr cooles foto

      5/11/22Reply
       
    • Day7

      Day 7 => LIVERPOOL

      April 24 in England ⋅ ⛅ 13 °C

      Today was a great day!
      We went to Liverpool and saw so many different places. We met at 8.30 at Picadilly Garden's, this is like a "center" in Manchester, where you can find any fastfood restaurant you can imagine - and the busstation. We arrived at the anfield road ( Liverpoolfc ) at 9.30 and had half an hour of time to visit it. To be honest, I was very disappointed , because we didn't have a tour or sth similar. We just stood there, I bought a T-Shirt from Jürgenmeister, the normal guy from the black forest. It was a fake, because nothing had opened that early at a sunday morning. Then we drove to Alberts dock and learned much about the industrial revolution, slavery, liverpools history, the liverbirds bella and berty and much more. We visited the cavern club and saw the wall of fame, that's where the beatles got famous. Afterwards, we had 4 hours of free time. We went to an official merchandise shop of the liverpool football club and ate fish and chips. Fish and chips tasted really good. It was just far to much. We walked through the shopping malls in direction of the port. There we visited the mersey maritime museum, which was totally free and very interesting. We found a group of seats, where a film about the titanic disaster was played. We rested there for a while and tried to sleep. I think we watched the film almost three times. Then we had some ice. The ice cream seller said. "Thanks love" to us. But we learned, that this is normal in liverpool. They also say "Lez go to de ascad an' get some scran, la" instead of " We sould visit the supermarket and buy some food there." Afterwarss we visited a cathedral, in fact the talles of the langest of the whole world. It was not very interesting at all there. Some people, I have no idea, who they are, but they go to a school in the canton of shaffhouzen sprinted through t.he cathedral and made some "Purzelbäume" on the floor. The liverpoudlians or also known as scousers are very friendly. They have the best football club in the whole world. They have an interesting history. All in all, I think I could live there. It's definetly a must visit if you spend your holidays in the UK.Read more

      Traveler

      I will assume you had fun and not read what you wrote😇

      4/24/22Reply
      Traveler

      ssh🤫😇

      4/24/22Reply
       
    • Day19

      Our Liverpool Day

      September 17, 2019 in England ⋅ 🌙 11 °C

      I almost forgot to write up today, so am now sitting up in bed, hoping to have an early-ish night...now 10.45, so will try to think quickly!

      It is a bit cooler here than London, and we are wearing jackets and warmer clothes at last! But it was cloudy at first, then sunny, so another gorgeous day. We just hope all the rain and bad weather is t waiting till we are walking next week!

      So this morning Omnia dropped us off at a walking track beside the river - Mersey - which leads into the city, about a 6 km walk. Lovely walk, especially as we hadn’t walked hardly at all yesterday. Walked round the waterfront area - shops etc, and had coffee there, then into the central shopping mall -like area. Had a small lunch - found a tapas bar (again) and had our favourite pimientos al padron, just like in Spain. Then at 2 we met Omnia at the Apple store as she was buying a new iPad, and of course Amr was giving advice!

      Had some down time after we got back, then went out to dinner at a nearby North African restaurant, new since our last visit, and met some friends we knew from before - very nice Father, mother and daughter. And the food was absolutely delicious. Small share plates, not unlike Ottolenghi in combinations and flavours.

      Tomorrow we set off again, getting a train (2 actually) to Buxton. A busy fun week. Will include a photo of dinner last night. Lovely family and amazing feast! The 2 sons with their Afro hair...the younger one, aged 11 I think, has been picked by the Liverpool football club to be trained as a future star player - he is in a rigorous programme of training, even at this age!!! They go all over the country, and Europe for matches...he must be good!
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    • Day14

      All kinds of art.

      August 11, 2019 in England ⋅ ⛅ 15 °C

      My time in the unexpectedly compact city of Liverpool can be described as a wild mixture of all things artsy. I came across several murals as well as contemporary art in the Tate, before I experienced my first ever comedy show in the Hot Water Comedy Club right next to my hostel. It was amazing, but the history Liverpool has with Germany led to quite some banter with the host when he involved me in his warm-up bits. Luckily I was allowed to stay and had a blast! All five comics were great and the 100+ attendees rewarded them with lots of positivity and cheers. On a final note, I celebrated National S'mores Day despite not yet being in the United States, and discovered my new favorite sweet.Read more

      Traveler

      das ist sehr modern, trotzdem irgendwo gut. ChW

      8/13/19Reply
      Traveler

      das ist schon besonders

      8/13/19Reply
      Traveler

      faszinierend historisch und modern auf einen Blick.

      8/13/19Reply
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    • Day14

      In The Beatles' Footsteps

      September 2 in England ⋅ ⛅ 70 °F

      We enjoyed a fabulous magical mystery tour through Liverpool, with a charming guide named Paul B. Not only is he a Beatles super-fan, but he was actually delivered by McCartney's mom, who was a midwife.

      Along the way, we passed by places in Liverpool that played pivotal roles in the lives of the Beatles. We even stopped at some, including Penny Lane, Strawberry Field, and Paul McCartney's family home.

      Our guide pointed out all the places mentioned in the song Penny Lane, including the barber shop, fire department, and the spot where the pretty nurse was handing out poppies.

      In 2018, Paul McCartney visited Penny Lane during a carpool karaoke episode with James Corden. After Paul autographed the sign, locals covered it with a protective shield.

      Here's the link to the carpool karaoke episode. In it, Paul explains the touching story behind the song "Let It Be," among other tidbits, such as the fact that his dad thought they should call their first bit hit, "She Loves You, Yes, Yes, Yes," rather than using the Americanism, "Yeah." This clip is well worth watching: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QjvzCTqkBDQ

      Penny Lane is an ancient toll road that gets its name from the penny farmers were charged to take their goods to market back in the day. (I've seen a couple other Penny Lanes in the UK, so now I know why!)

      While we were standing in front of Paul McCartney's childhood home, a psychedelic-painted Rolls Royce pulled up. It's a replica of John Lennon's famous car that's used for private tour groups.

      The British National Trust owns Paul McCartney's childhood home as well as John Lennon's. Both are kept just as they were while "the lads" were growing up. You can even go inside if you make arrangements in advance.

      An elderly woman lives in Ringo's former childhood home, so we could only look from afar. "We don't want to give her a fright," Paul B. explained. As you can see, around the corner from the house, there's a large mural of Ringo.

      While I'm a fan of The Beatles, I worried that this tour would feel cheesy. I'm happy to report that it was wonderful.
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      Two to Travel

      Love the mural building.

      9/9/22Reply
      Traveler

      There are a lot of great murals with a “Peter Maxx” vibe to them in Liverpool.

      9/9/22Reply
       
    • Day4

      Cool in Liverpool

      May 10 in England ⋅ ☁️ 12 °C

      Nach unserer Fahrt durch den Snodonia Nationalpark, sind wir nach gut 9 Stunden Fahrt in Liverpool angekommen. Wir wollten uns hier eine Nacht in einem Hotel gönnen um die Batterien wieder aufzuladen.

      Wir genossen gemeinsam ein Abendessen in einem Pub und gingen danach in eine Karaoke Bar wo Larissa und Amanda eines zu ihren besten gaben. 🎤🎶
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    • Day5

      Wrong Abbey Road - Epic in its Story

      May 11 in England ⋅ 🌧 12 °C

      Aus Liverpool kommen doch die Beatles oder? Doch der Zebrastreifen befindet sich nicht in dieser Stadt oder doch?! 🤣🤣 Eine sagen London andere in einer anderen Abbey Road. Es gibt ein paar davon in Liverpool. Beim losfahren meinte dann einer Childwall Abbey Road...

      Das ist nun unsere Story zu dem ominösen Coverbild der legendären Band aus den 60ern. Wir nehmen es! 🇬🇧😜
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    • Day14

      Charming Port Town

      September 2 in England ⋅ ⛅ 68 °F

      Larry and I were surprised by how intruiguing Liverpool is. We both expected a grimy industrial port with little to do but chat about The Beatles.

      How wrong we were!

      As our Beatles tour guide, Paul B., explained, "Liverpool was a bleak place while the lads were growing up." It was heavily bombed during WWII, so they experienced the aftermath of this during their childhoods.

      See that photo of the house with the secretary bird mural? That's the only building standing in that neighborhood after WWII. So the Liverpool of today is quite different than the Liverpool the Fab Four knew early on.

      One thing I appreciate, is that many of the museums and historic public buildings are free and open to the public. Next time we go, I want to explore them.

      The library has a secret code in the pathway leading up to it. If you decipher it and tell a librarian, they will show you where a secret passageway is!

      I got a kick out of this tip from our other tour guide, Kevin, who said, "Don't toss your maps after my tour. Keep 'em close. This way, any time you want to walk into a building, even if its off limits, you can wave your map around and tell 'em you're a tourist. Keeps you out of trouble."

      I was also surprised to learn that Liverpool is home to Europe's first Chinatown. Next time we visit, I definitely want to wander through that neighborhood.
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    • Day14

      Fab Four Espresso

      September 2 in England ⋅ ⛅ 73 °F

      When the Liverpudlian barista asked who my favorite Beatle is, I thought she was just making conversation, but no: she had a stencil! (I don’t really have a favorite, but I said George since he’s the mystical one and his songs introduced me to the sitar.)Read more

    • Day2

      Mit der zweiten Fähre nach Belfast

      July 20 in England ⋅ ⛅ 16 °C

      Nach einer ersten erfolgreichen Überfahrt mussten wir einmal quer rüber nach Liverpool, denn von da aus fuhr die zweite Fähre nach Belfast. Nach ein paar Meilen war der Linksverkehr auch kein Problem mehr 💪🏻.
      In Liverpool angekommen hatten wir noch Zeit bis zur nächsten Fähre. Also nutzten wir das Park&Ride-System, um in die Innenstadt zu fahren. Dort gönnten wir uns ein kleinen Lunch. Nach der kleinen Stärkung und mit ein wenig Zeitdruck ging es für uns dann zur Anfield Road, Heimatstadion des FC Liverpool.
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    Birkenhead, Penbedw, برکن‌هد, Kione Beih, バーケンヘッド, 버컨헤드, Berkenhedas, ബ്രിക്കൻഹെഡ്, Беркенхед, เบอร์เคนเฮด, Беркенгед

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