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    • Day8

      Day 8

      April 25 in England ⋅ ⛅ 11 °C

      There are no postboxes (Briefkästen) in Manchester.
      Or at least, I haven't seen them until today.
      If you want to send a letter to someone, you have to put the letter in a red [hydrant]. It wouldn't surprise me, if your letter will never arrive.. At least there's written royal mail in capital letters on the hydrant.Read more

    • Day4

      Day 4 MANUTD => Old Trafford

      April 21 in England ⋅ ⛅ 15 °C

      Today is our 4th day in Manchester. We visited the Old Trafford Stadium today. But starting from the beginning:
      Today I realised, that it is no exception, that busses never arrive on time. Yesterday I came to school with a delay of 16 minutes. Albeit my bus should've arrived 19 minutes earlier, at 8.57. Today I wanted to take even an earlier bus, estimated arrival time was set to 8.45, our school starts at 9 o' clock. But as I stood on the bus station and waited for some minutes, another bus arrived. As he drove in the same direction, I took him. I thaught this could be my first day without a delay. But then we stood at the highway, for 10 minutes without moving in any direction, as I am while driving back home this evening and writing my daily blog. And I arrived with a 2 min delay at our school, I really felt ashamed, as I am swiss. I'm never late normally. Tomorrow I'll take an even earlier bus. School was not that interesting, my teacher told me to "shut up", because I talked with Timon in Swissgerman.
      Then we had lunchbreak until 1 pm, we went to tesco and bought sandwiches and a limited galactic edition coke. It was ok, but normal coke is better. In the afternoon we drove to the Old Trafford Stadium of Manchester United and had a very interesting tour there. But unluckily we had to put all metallic stuff out of our pockets and I had a swiss army knive with me. I just put it on this screening table as I would do in Switzerland. The security said that he will leave it there and I can collect it later. After about 10 minutes inside the museum there comes a security guard to me and says we need to talk. I didn't even know why first, but then he told me that this knives are illegal in the UK and that he has to take my personal information. They've sent it to the police now and my knife is getting destroyed. Altough I legally bought it from Victorinox in Switzerland and legally travelled with it through the swiss airport. The knife was really expensive, so I'm very upset now..
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      I am sorry to hear about your army knife incident. Didn't know that this was illegal in the UK (and I have just briefly checked online: it is not generally illegal - it depends on the length of the blade). So, did you really not get it back at the end?


      I have written them a mail, but they didn't answer me yet. But I really wish they would give me my knive back. And if not, I will ask for a refund or sth similar. As we do our podcast about Manutd and Mancity, they could give us a free interview or 2 free match tickets.. We'll see. I'll write all the updates in the blog. Thank you for your efforts and have a nice day!


      Hope they reply soon and yes, keep me posted!

    • Day3

      Market Street, Manchester, M1 1PN, Unite

      April 20 in England ⋅ ☁️ 15 °C

      Our third day in Manchestet was great as always. We're getting used to the mancunian accent. When we arrived at the airport, we weren't able to understand anything. I' ve gotten a tesco card, with this I can have a meal for just 3 £. Tesco is like a Migros, just in the UK. Tomorrow we will visit a football stadium, I'm really looking forward to that. Also, I went to the gym for the first time today. It's really, really big. There's literally everything you could imagine, twice! Also, we found out, that there are 650 ml bottles of Corona beer. Of course I didn't try it. I'm not 18 yet.Read more

    • Day2

      Day 2

      April 19 in England ⋅ 🌧 13 °C

      Our first day at the language school "bsc" in manchester was funny. All teachers seem highly motivated. We made a little sightseeing trip through the city and bought week cards for public transport. It costed only 15£, which really surprised us, tough we pay this amount of money for just one day of travelling to our school and back. With this week card, there is everything included. It's called "get me there." Tomorrow we want to buy a gym membership for 1 month. All stuff is really really cheap here. It's difficult to resist buying everything.Read more


      Good to hear that you enjoyed your first day at the language school. (A gym membership can certainly help digest the extraordinarily healthy English food!)

    • Jun17

      Queer As Folk 🌈🕺🏼💃🏼🎉

      June 17 in England ⋅ 🌧 17 °C

      Lovely relaxing and leisurely morning walking into Ashbourne town for a ‘alf English breakfast. The UK is experiencing a heat wave 🥵 at the moment! How lucky can a guy get? ☀️It’s the top news 📰 story today! And, yes, it’s extremely hot 🔥 Because I have slowed down a bit I have noticed I’m quite exhausted 😴 The heat is very different here in the UK 🇬🇧 than back home so I’m just slowly trying to adjust.

      Called into Buxton this afternoon: it’s an old spa town in the Peak District: Quaint shops and historic buildings. Bunting still up for the Jubilee! Love how patriotic & Proud the UK 🇬🇧 is!

      Too many people have been telling me how cold 🥶 it is in Melbourne so I’ve called Qatar ✈️ and extended my Summer by a few more days! Thought it may be a long time between visits so I’d make the most of this while I’m able! You only live once I say ✊🏻

      To celebrate 🎉 we hightailed it to Manchester for a night out on the Queer As Folk famed Canal Street… and oh ! What a night! ✔️

      K-Y Kelly put on a fantastic show. And! What a fabulous drag name! 💃🏼

      I was feeling very tired and melancholy this evening but it was very refreshing to be able to talk to Steven and Richard about this and discover they had similar feelings at different times. I am so often comforted to know other people are not 100% jubilant and happy 100% of the time! Social Media & facades represent a different view but I so much admire those who are strong enough to admit things can be hard sometimes. Those are MY people & I’m proud to be around them. Honest, real & open 🙏✊🏻

      Regardless of the way I feel I am generally very able to pick myself up, take a look at the BIG picture and simply enjoy the moment. This is most certainly the way it was tonight 🕺🏼🙏🥰🎉There have only been a couple of these moments during this trip and I think it’s important to let people know that is okay & valid and it is human to feel this way. I handle my mental health very well as evidenced by the amazing experiences I’ve had this trip… ✊🏻👍🏻

      I had an absolutely fantastic and joyous night. What an amazing place Manchester and Canal Street is… I have never in my world 🌎 travels found anything that matches the scope and complexity of this amazing GLBTIQA street! People were widely diverse, truly exclusive & honestly friendly, kind and welcoming. It was a pleasure to see and participate in that type of inclusive and honest behaviour.

      As much as people may try and pretend that getting older isn’t a factor in the real world it actually is. There comes a time in the evening where crowds and loud music and extremely cramped environment become an effort rather than a pleasure. If you know when to draw the line you have a skill that is worth acknowledging and being proud of. 😝😍😇

      An amazing 👏 night, and amazing street; amazing friends that made so much of an effort to help and create a wonderful evening of pure energy and effervescent fun!

      It is been an absolute privilege to reacquaint myself with Richard and Steven. They have welcomed me into their home and lives and have been more than generous with their time and efforts in ensuring I have the best time… And, I certainly have! Thank you from the bottom of my heart to both of them! 👍🏻✊🏻🥰❤️🕺🏼😘 🇬🇧☀️❤️🧡💛💚💙💜
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      Hi what a very colourful place to have a night out and how nice to see drags singing with their own voices. I think that is so good and something that I haven’t seen since Patches in Sydney years ago and then only a few. It’s very very natural that you are going to have ups and downs and that you could feel quite low at times. You have been and are on such a roller coaster you really have and it’s bound to shake your emotions quite a bit. I can’t believe that you have managed to post what you have for us all to enjoy, that my friend is incredible give yourselves a bit of credit you so deserve it. And please don’t beat yourself up, your doing alright you really are.


      Awwwww thanks 🙏 Rod! I’m glad to be brightening your day and hopefully a few others… I like to tell it how it is and I never pretend things are better than they are… Some people make their life save like a fairytale… Sometimes it does seem like that I’m in the real world we certainly do have ups and downs and that’s just called living life! 🕺🏼✊🏻☀️🥰


      I’ve never known you to be anything than honest and sincere it’s why I liked you the moment you stepped into my home. Allowing us to share your journey with you has been a honour and so much joy to be seeing what you are seeing through your lens has been amazing and I can’t thank you enough what you have written has been skilfully done and very interesting and I’m not just saying that, thanks.



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    • Day109

      Counting mistake

      July 8 in England ⋅ ☁️ 68 °F

      Miles: 3.6 Steps: 8825
      Flights stairs: 8

      Well we’ve traveled thru 15 countries so far - 13 flights, 9 trains, 10 long distance buses and 3 ferry’s … all without a hitch. But this week I discovered my first mistake. We’re under the Schengen Visa which allows us to travel freely throughout Europe for exactly 90 days. I had checked my days and double checked them - but I forgot to count a travel day from Norway to London as being in the EU. I put it down as just a London day, even tho I spent half the day in Norway. Big Woops. If I let it go, that would put us in Europe for 91 days and be in violation of our visa. Google is torn - some say I could be fined, or even barred from ever returning. Some say, the immigration officer won’t even notice. But Jordan and I being fairly cautious decided to not push it.

      So today we had to extend our time in England one more day and not head to Germany as we had planned, cutting our time in Munich by one day, which is a bummer, but figured better safe than sorry.

      We had to change our flight from today to tomorrow, and the only flight available to do that was out of Manchester! So … we jumped on a bus and rode north 5 hours so we can fly out tomorrow for Germany, and guarantee we will only be in Europe exactly 90 days.

      Was a hassle but thankfully the UK buses are great and very inexpensive .. so no worries. But, nothing to really show of our day as the countryside didn’t look much different than the US to be honest, once we got out of London.
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    • Jan22

      Extra foto’s Manchester🐝

      January 22 in England ⋅ 🌙 3 °C

      Wat meer info over Manchester:

      Binnen in de cathedral kun je veel kleine engel vleugels zien hangen. Dit staat symbool voor de aanslag in 2017 tijdens het concert van Ariana Grande.


      Daarnaast zie je op verschillende plekken in Manchester een bij staan🐝 Hier kun je meer lezen over waarom de bij het symbool voor de stad is.

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    • Jan22


      January 22 in England ⋅ ⛅ 6 °C

      Vandaag zijn we met een groepje een dag naar Manchester afgereisd. Dit stond zeker nog op mijn lijstje om te doen! Het was erg gezellig en Manchester is een leuke stad😊

      De wandelroute:
      -Corn Exchange
      -Shambles Square
      -Royal Exchange Theatre
      -Saint Anns Square
      -Town Hall & Albert Square (volledig onder constructie)
      -Central Library
      -Art Gallery
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    • Day4

      Its a bit Creeeeeeepyyy

      November 13, 2019 in England ⋅ ☁️ 37 °F

      War schon etwas gruselig den Baum vor der Kirche zu fotografieren. Nicht wegen dem Baum oder der Kirche, sondern weil ich komplett in schwarz gekleidet auf einem Friedhof an der Straße stehe und hinter mir ein paar Jugendliche erschrocken wegliefen als ich mich umdrehte 😝😝😝😝😝Read more

    • Day275


      October 6, 2019 in England ⋅ ⛅ 14 °C

      Heute sind wir mit Sämi den letzten Tag zusammen in Manchester. Er wird am Abend mit dem Bus wieder nach London zurückreisen. Wir essen das Frühstück wie immer im Wetherspoon, dieses Pub ist heute Sonntag voll, ja übervoll von Leute.
      Am Nachmittag schauen wir eine alte Bibliothek an und sehen auch die Fernsehstudios von BBC.
      Wir essen wieder in einem chinesischen Restaurant. Bevor Sämi abreist, trinken wir in einem Quartier „der Schwulen“ draussen noch miteinander ein Bier. Dann müssen wir uns leider von Sämi verabschieden. Andy und ich bleiben noch bis Dienstagabend in Manchester.
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