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    • Day1

      Liverpool. Kulturelle Unterschiede

      June 4 in England ⋅ ⛅ 13 °C

      Hello everybody, heute gings los. Früh in den Euroshuttle, bemerkenswert unaufgeregte Fahrt unterm Ärmelkanal. So wie 20 min im Parkhaus stehen und zack bisse in UK. Linksverkehr! Erstmal kaum zu spüren, auf der Autobahn fast wie bei uns. Aber der erste Kreisverkehr kommt sicher. Und dann wirds komisch. Naja, nach einigen Stunden teils im Regen dann Ankunft in Liverpool. Nette bisschen muffige Wohnung im Souterrain, ich finds ganz cool. Dann erstmal zum Aldi, fette Auswahl haben die hier. Und alles im Zeichen der Queen. Dann ab in die Stadt. Viel los auf den Straßen, junges Publikum. An den Tourispots wie Albert Dock, Waterfront, jede Mange Alarm. Aber nix gegen den abendlichen Ansturm von quasi unbekleideten Mädelsgruppen in der Stadt. Nicht das es besonders warm wäre, vielleicht 18 Grad, aber Jacken, Schals, Pullover alles total unbekannt hier. Wir essen british im schönen Pub, Fish and Chips und Fishpie, dazu Bier (auch n Thema für sich) und Whisky. Geht! Wegen leichter Müdigkeit recht früh zurück. Obwohl es in der Stadt neben dem asseligen Bahnhofsviertel auch echt gute Rockpubs nit Live Musik gibt, mal sehen, vielleicht morgen. Jetzt gibts noch Feuerwerk. Und ein letztes Glas im Stehen. Gute Nacht Freunde!Read more

      Traveler

      Wünsche euch eine tolle Zeit und freue mich mitzulesen 😊

      6/5/22Reply
      Traveler

      Liverpool, coole Idee. Viel Spaß Euch!

      6/5/22Reply
      Traveler

      😎

      6/7/22Reply
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      das hört sich schon sehr cool an😊

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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

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      sehr cooles foto

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    • Day5

      Der 4. Tag in Liverpool beginnt mit Rege

      May 11 in England ⋅ 🌧 11 °C

      Der begann mit einem Schrecken, indem wir eine Kühlwasserlache unter unserem Bruno vorfanden. Nachdem wir den Motorraum inspizierten, stand schnell fest, dass der Kühler eine Leckage hat. Wir entschieden uns für einen Besuch bei einem Car-Parts-Dealer, um Kühlerdichtmittel zu erstehen. Und was soll ich sagen, es wirkt. Nach den ersten Kilometern konnten wir Entwarnung geben. Es leckte nichts mehr.
      Um noch ein Paar Worte über Liverpool zu verlieren. Sie macht ihrem Namen als Stadt der Beatles alle Ehre. Sie hat ein schier unglaubliches kulturelles Angebot, wenn man sich vergegenwärtigt, dass die Stadt früher eine Industrie- und Arbeiterstadt war. Vor allem die Gegend um die Docks sind sehr sehenswert.
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    • 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

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

      4/24/22Reply
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      ssh🤫😇

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    • Day122

      Snow in Liverpool

      November 28, 2021 in England ⋅ 🌙 0 °C

      Just a very quick entry as it’s 11 pm and I forgot to write, but want to give summary of last few days…yesterday we went to the Fantastique concert with the Liverpool Philharmonic, with lovely dinner before, just opposite the hall.

      Today was COLD, about 1° felt like -3° said the app, and then it snowed lightly…enough to look a bit white…Amr and I were walking and realised the odd light raindrop had morphed into snow flakes. It is said to be the coldest day of the year, as usually it isn’t like this in November and December …must be global warming setting in…

      Today we went to a movie House of Gucci, long but good…recommend…and tonight had a lasagna that I cooked, cooking therapy. Hope all this new scare doesn’t change our return plans…will wait and see. Tomorrow we spend the day in Chester.
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      The Three Graces, awaiting Pan's flutes.

      11/29/21Reply
      Traveler

      How wonderful - SNOW!!!

      11/29/21Reply
      Traveler

      That looks absolutely yummy.

      11/29/21Reply
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      Nothing beats your lasagne!

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    • Day136

      Last day in the UK, our escape is over

      December 12, 2021 in England ⋅ ⛅ 10 °C

      It is Sunday evening. This time tomorrow we will be on a plane. And our departure should be smooth I hope - have done the government form, and yesterday had our covid tests. That was an ordeal - we had appointments, but that proved to be a joke as when we arrived there was a mile long queue of people all waiting, and with appointments…such hopeless organisation and it meant that we all had to stand in line in the freezing cold and drizzle for about an hour and a half. We got SO cold, it was quite frightening…but you have prepaid your £80 each and have to have a test, so everyone waited…ghastly. We were kept sane by 3 Irish men behind us in the queue who were in Liverpool for the football, and while they didn’t want to be late for the match were so good natured and funny. They needed tests to get back to Dublin! The good news was that we were negative!

      Then we had more trouble as first we planned to have some tapas at our favourite place - but when we arrived, shivering and desperate to warm up, there was a sign on the door saying closed due to a flood. So we decided to cut our losses and get a bus back to Omnia’s…but waiting at the bus station for ages (still in the cold) finally someone came and told the waiting crowd that our bus had been rerouted due to road closures and we’d need to pick it up somewhere else…we had no idea where that was, but a friendly woman knew and we followed her - quite a long way, thank goodness we had a guide - and eventually got our bus…

      From then the day improved, we warmed up gradually (took ages to feel comfortable - it would be ironic if we get sick from queuing to get a covid test)…and we went out to dinner at a really nice restaurant that we had enjoyed last trip. North African/French food, lovely flavours and combinations. Our last celebratory dinner. So a good ending.

      Today we met a friend of Omnia’s for coffee and brunch, lovely, then back home to pack. It is easy when you pack to come home as no decisions necessary, just pile it all in. So off to bed soon, and tomorrow morning off to Manchester airport. We leave about 1.30pm. Back in Sydney late Tuesday evening. The end of our great escape…we are so lucky and appreciative to have done this. And I think our timing was also very fortunate..when we arrived Europe was open and fairly normal, and also UK. But now it is winter and they are getting a bit worried again, so we are probably leaving at the right time. So lucky.
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      Traveler

      Bon voyage as you start your jouney homeward bound. What an adventure you two have had! So happy thtat we were able to see you at

      12/13/21Reply
      Traveler

      In the early stage ❤️❤️

      12/13/21Reply
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      Have a safe and comfortable ride home.”

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    • Day126

      More Liverpool life

      December 2, 2021 in England ⋅ 🌧 3 °C

      Nothing much to report since the Monday trip to Chester…till today when we have just been to another gorgeous concert. Tuesday we had dinner out with a colleague of Omnia’s, very nice and last night I cooked a roast chicken…it has been cold, but not as cold as the snow day, but mostly still in single figures.

      However, today was a beautiful clear and sunny day - most of the day anyway, a little drizzly later this evening. So Amr and I have been walking along the track a lot. Many trees came down in the big winds and we have had to clamber over them, but now they have mostly been cleared up and today we went past as a team was felling some trees in anticipation of the next storm (Amr took a video of it for Jaxon and Sonny)…

      Tonight was a highlight. Before the concert we had a wonderful early dinner at a restaurant The Art School, right round the corner from the Philharmonic hall. It is highly rated and hard to get a reservation but Omnia managed to get us in at 5.15 in the cellar, which is literally the cellar of the building, and we found it had much more atmosphere than the proper restaurant upstairs (and the same food)…One funny thing, there was that a whole group of people arrived all carrying bags (we found out they were party bags, with wine chocolates and goodies)…we asked what they were and one young man gave us one saying the recipient hadn’t turned up…very friendly, but the organiser of the whole do was obviously miffed and kept making comments (we made friends with her, she was a bossy but heart of gold mother hen)…and we assured her that we were flying back to Oz and couldn’t take it etc etc …we discovered later that they were actually finishing their dinner there, having overstayed their time in the private room upstairs!! Anyway, it was a fun time…and then the concert was magical…a Mozart piano concerto (no 24) and Dvorak 7.

      Still keeping fingers crossed that the 72 home iso won’t change for the worse before we return in 10 days…
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      Love reading of your enjoyment 🥰

      12/4/21Reply
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      Yes, me too.

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    • Day97

      Unpacked in Liverpool!

      November 3, 2021 in England ⋅ ⛅ 8 °C

      It’s now Wednesday here, and we are not living out of a suitcase for the first time in 2 months! We are having a relaxing time with Omnia, unwinding and making plans for London next week. It was rainy and windy when we arrived on Sunday night, and fairly rainy on Monday, but yesterday and today are really pleasant - cold and fine.

      Amr and I go walking along the walking/cycle/jogging path nearby, that we always walk on when here. It is a lovely long flat path - obviously another ex railway track! We seem to specialise in walking along these…and like our ones along the camino this one is also a tree tunnel and very lovely to walk along. Today we discovered a turnoff that leads to a Costa coffee, and an Aldi! Had a good coffee there.

      Yesterday we went into Liverpool centre to have our compulsory 2 day post entering the UK covid tests. Surprise surprise we were all negative! So no more bureaucracy there…and there are no mask mandates here at all which is a relief and very welcome.

      Amr has been busy booking concerts in London and Liverpool, and also restaurants, and lots of good things planned! It is rather relaxing to be the land of English speakers, but the variety of accents you hear is amazing, and sometimes like a foreign language!

      We have just returned from a long walk along the waterfront…that is the Mersey. Here it is a huge waterway, which of course accommodates huge ships and a busy port. Much larger than any of the rivers we have seen recently. It was beautiful when we started, then clouds built up, but we are home now so doesn’t matter if it rains. The trees are beautiful in every stage of autumn - some totally bare, some still with all their green leaves and some in between, looking gorgeous with their branches half bare and the other half coloured and still hanging on.

      We have eaten at home the last 2 nights, but tonight we are going to a Turkish restaurant which will be lovely. We are ready for a variety of tastes after a long spell of French food!
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      Traveler

      Looks like a lovely c ountry lane.

      11/3/21Reply
      Traveler

      Looking very comfy

      11/3/21Reply
      Traveler

      Amr taking the camera into the boudoir, AGAIN?!

      11/4/21Reply
      Traveler

      The author at work.

      11/15/21Reply
       
    • Day134

      Back in Liverpool for the last few days

      December 10, 2021 in England ⋅ ⛅ 5 °C

      It is now Friday afternoon. Yesterday morning was a beautiful clear day in York, and we spent it walking round more of the walls, and another visit to the Minster (as our ticket lasts for a year!). Then we had a final walk round the narrow cobbled streets - it was still very cold - even with longjohns, 5 top layers, gloves and hat it felt cold!

      So we made our way to the station and caught the train back, arriving about 3. It was a rather fun train as unlike the one on the way to York, this one had a group of women who seemed to be going to a hens party…they were very festive anyway…(or maybe on the way back)…and there was a lot of chat and laughter.

      We popped into our favourite Tapas bar in Liverpool One (our equivalent to TapaVino!) and had a glass of Rioja and some tapas before getting the bus back to Omnia’s. We feel quite familiar with Liverpool and environs now (just the little part we know..). Good to see Omnia and be warm. She is better, just a little husky still.

      Today Amr went to the pool to swim and I went too and we walked back…our exercise for the day. This afternoon we go to afternoon tea with Judith, lovely almost 90 yr old (who came with us to one of the concerts)…and tomorrow we have appointments for our pre flight covid tests. There are over 50,000 new cases each day here, so let’s hope we’re negative!!! Had an email from Emirates with tickets and confirmation so it’s all happening!! Will probably write once more before we leave on Monday.
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      Looking very snug

      12/11/21Reply
       
    • Day129

      Finally a wet experience in Liverpool

      December 5, 2021 in England ⋅ ☁️ 5 °C

      It is now Sunday. Friday was a quiet day, the usual walking etc…but yesterday we had booked to go to see the Lucian Freud exhibition (you have to “book” to go to everything these days, but you could often do it on the spot if you hadn’t) at the Tate Liverpool. Omnia had an all day online conference, and Amr and I caught the bus into the city.

      We did some shop wandering as our time slot was 3.30, and it was already turning into a rainy afternoon. We only had our puffy down jackets (non rainproof) as didn’t anticipate being out in the weather much…by the time we made our way to the Tate, on Albert Dock, it was definitely raining and extremely windy, and it was quite a long distance in the open.

      Very glad to be in the shelter of the gallery, and we loved the exhibition. So then we had to make our way back which was when we had our worst storm experience…by then it was pouring with rain and the wind was so strong you could barely walk. We had to meet Omnia who was driving in, and we were going to have dinner at a Lebanese/Mediterranean restaurant with friends who we had met before on our last visit.

      We got back to the big John Lewis store and sheltered there as too early to meet…I was just soaking - wet pants (had worn my velvet pants which absorbed the rain, instead of my walking pants which would have dried very quickly) and generally damp all over! We had a rather bad coffee/chocolate in the store cafe, and went to meet Omnia.

      It had miraculously stopped raining by then, just wind, so told Omnia we’d meet her at the restaurant and walked the 17 minute walk following Google’s directions…still battling wind and a few raindrops…got there a bit early and they were still setting up our table so we decided to have a drink at the Irish pub round the corner, as we found the restaurant didn’t serve alcohol. Very therapeutic! Warm and noisy and full of a crowd watching the football. Then back to the restaurant and a lovely meal.

      Poor Omnia has got laryngitis and is very croaky, but says she feels ok otherwise. (Not Covid!). We are getting getting ready for our return and have to fill in a government form which I know will be a fraught experience…logging in, giving many details and submitting. Has to be done more than 72 hours before departure (but not more than a week Amr found out after trying to do it today)…Maybe tomorrow it will work. On Tuesday we go to York for our final excursion, for 2 nights, return on Thursday.
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      Traveler

      What a day you both have had! Fighting the elements and Lucien Freud, who is one of my very favourites. Csn't believe you are coming to the end of your marvellous travels. Rosie, you will have to continue your posts from Manly.

      12/5/21Reply
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      Enjoy York. It’s beautiful

      12/6/21Reply
      Traveler

      Oi

      12/6/21Reply
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      I don’t envy the soaking and strong winds, but apart from that you have a way of focusing on the positive.

      12/6/21Reply
       

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