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  • Day19

    Our Liverpool Day

    September 17, 2019 in the United Kingdom ⋅ 🌙 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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  • Day5

    Seaways Cottage

    May 15, 2019 in the United Kingdom ⋅ ☁️ 13 °C

    Wir haben in einem kleinen Cottage kurz vor Liverpool geschlafen. Nur zwei Gastzimmer mit geteiltem Bad, gemeinsamem Frühstück und sehr freundlichen und hilfsbereiten Gastgebern. Das andere Gastzimmer wurde von Helen bewohnt, die eine Schaffarm in Wales besitzt. Wir konnten allerdings nicht herausfinden, warum sie da war. Es war wohl irgendwas zwischen Urlaub und sie gehört zur Einrichtung. Und ich glaube, sie wollte Robert gern als Lustknaben im Cottage behalten. Aber er wollte nicht und darum fahren wir jetzt weiter nach Liverpool.

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  • Day14

    All kinds of art.

    August 11, 2019 in the United Kingdom ⋅ ⛅ 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

  • Day151

    2018 - Neues Jahr - Neue (Reise)Ziele

    January 8, 2018 in the United Kingdom ⋅ ☀️ 3 °C

    Meine letzte 'Schicht' im Hotel hat geschlagen und auf geht's in neue Abenteuer und ihr seid dabei!

    Happy new year und Grüße aus 'Beatlemania'

    P.S. Thank's on my wonderful 'Manor House Crew' - always see you later somewhere in europe :)Read more

  • Day29

    Liverpool, England

    September 17, 2017 in the United Kingdom ⋅ ⛅ 14 °C

    We all live in a yellow submarine ... we went to see the Beatles Story at Albert Docks, Liverpool. The retelling of the Beatles journey was really well done, it took us around two hours with our audio guides. I thoroughly enjoyed it.
    We had a great time walking around the docks area and went for a cruise around the inside area of the Docks, it would have been better if there was a commentary. People were everywhere in pirate hats and costumes for the Pirate festivities that were on this weekend. The Albert Docks were brought back to life in the 1980's after a long time of sitting desolate.
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  • Day5

    Breakfast in Wirral

    May 15, 2019 in the United Kingdom ⋅ ⛅ 14 °C

    Waiting for the diagnosis...

  • Day30

    Slow and Steady Wins the Race

    November 14, 2018 in the United Kingdom ⋅ 🌙 11 °C

    This is finally the day where I took my sweet time, so it checks out that it's the very end of my trip. After a leisurely morning, I didn't even get out of bed until half ten (10:30), I asked a local where to go for an inexpensive breakfast, and headed right around the corner. About ten minutes after sitting down I realized that you have to go to the counter to order, and got myself a Miners Benedict, so basically replacing the ham with black pudding. I thought it was fantastic. From there I was finally headed to the Tate, and it had to be today, because tomorrow I was headed off, and far earlier than any sane person would want. Getting there just before one, I was quite surprised to find that it was much smaller than originally perceived. I did thoroughly enjoy the time it took me to go through their artwork, especially the Mondrian (one of my favorites), and an especially good Dali. There was a particularly trippy section that had pieces that would move or shake, one seemed to vibrate as you moved past it, others giving a sense of unease with small ticking motions, and another that gave me the weirdest sense of vertigo. Overall, a lovely experience. From there I walked along the dock, and found almost every inch of chains along the pathway covered in locks; I might have left my own, had I known, but it was all with names of couples. I did pop in to the Liverpool Museum for a while, but found that I was so tired that I just wanted to head back to my, one more, empty room. Upon getting back, I realized that one of my "goals" if you will, was unfulfilled... eating treacle tart. The hunt began by asking the clerk at the front desk, who provided excellent conversation, but was no help in my quest. The next person I asked was the bartender who worked for the hostel, and he even called the cook who worked there to ask, she was no help, but he sent me to a cafe that he thought might carry it but closed in 17 minutes. I made it with four minutes to spare, but they didn't have my tart. Now, I would like to say, that it was barely five, which means that half the places I might check were just closing. Perhaps I shouldn't have left this to my last day in England. It was fine though, because apparently the Tesco (market) carried it, and sure it wouldn't be the same as having it from a cafe or restaurant, but it would still be something I got to try. Along my way I stopped at every restaurant scouring their dessert menu, and inquired in every bakery, with no luck. When I got to the Tesco I thought I could finally relax, I asked someone in the front, who sent me to the back of the store, and when I couldn't find it I asked someone who worked there and he said he'd look it up in their system. No luck! I guess it's only carried at the large Tesco stores, and that was the largest one in the area, so the hunt was on again. I stopped in every market along my path, only getting lost on some streets but later realizing where I was, hunting in every restaurant, but it wasn't meant to be. Dejected I thought I should at least go to the Liverpool public library, a place I'd gone on my tour, to check out their exhibit on punk and soak in the smell of old books. After my brief interlude, I connected to the free wifi and started looking again. Nothing. Every restaurant that came up with my searches let me down, but I did find one eatery with glowing reviews, and at the very least I thought I should get a nice meal out of it. I headed for Pieminister, a local pie (the savory kind) shop, and with the suggestion from the waitress, ended up with the "moo & blue" and some over the top fries. I can confidently say that I'm glad that I don't live locally, because I would spend far too much eating there all the time. Overeating was almost guaranteed with their amazing mix of flavors. Satiated being an understatement, I was all set to walk it off and head straight to bed, but I think everyone is familiar with how my plans tend to work out. Meeting a couple of women outside the hostel, we struck up a conversation, and ended up talking for over an hour. On the bright side, we did both have to wake up early, so we exchanged information, and headed off to our dorms. Thank goodness I didn't have anyone else in my room, so I didn't have to feel badly about the time I was setting my alarm. Tomorrow I'm off to Ireland, and then, back home.Read more

  • Day16

    England - bye bye

    August 2, 2016 in the United Kingdom ⋅ ⛅ 20 °C

    Die Nacht war ruhig und regnerisch. Wir sparen uns heute weitere Großstadt-Stopps und fahren erst einmal die restlichen 240 km nach Liverpool. Es regnet während der gesamten Fahrt. Typisch englisch eben.
    In Birkenhead (Stadtteil von Liverpool) schauen wir uns erst einmal an wo das Terminal nach Belfast liegt. Dann wollen wir von Birkenhead nach Liverpool um uns die Stadt anzusehen. Das geht hier am besten mit dem neuen Tunnel. Für 1,70£ geht's es zum auf die andere Seite. Bezahlt wird mit Karte, denn Pfund haben wir keine getauscht. "Pier Head" und "Albert Dock" (Erinnerte uns an die Speicherstadt in Hamburg) sollen interessant sein. Das Wetter wird super. Uns überrascht die Stadt komplett. Wir dachten an eine alte Industrie Stadt, aber dem ist nicht so. Überall wimmelt es von alten und neuen absurden und prunkvollen Gebäuden. Wir stellen uns in ein sehr modernes Parkhaus und erkunden die herrliche Stadt. Wir nehmen ein italienischen Mal und bummeln durch die Stadt. Museen, Parks, Einkaufszentren und Sightseeing-Hafen. Am Ende setzen wir uns in die Fußgängerzone und beobachten nur vorbeigehende Engländer. Ein herrlicher Spaß! Nach viel Lauferei und herzlichem Lachen wollen wir schon mal zum Hafen zurück. Doch als wir aus dem Tunnel herausfahren wollten wir erneut mit Karte bezahlen und das ging nun plötzlich nicht mehr. Also winkte uns der unfreundliche Herr durch. Danach verarscht uns mal wieder das Navi und lotst uns erneut zur Einfahrt des Tunnels. Nur mit illegalem Fahren über Bordstein und gestrichelten Linien finden wir dann heraus. Doch 18.30 stehen wir beim "Check In" der "Stena Line" bei trockenem, warmen Wetter und warten auf das Öffnen der Tore. Dann wird geduscht und in einer Kabine mit Meerblick die Nacht verbracht. Fahrtzeit: 22.30 bis 6.30. Dann ist Ankunft in Belfast.
    Ich sehe noch einmal auf der Buchungsbestätigung nach ob ich WLAN an Bord habe. Da schlägt es mir ins Gesicht: Das Datum! Ich habe erst Mittwoch gebucht. Noch einen Tag länger müssen wir nicht hier verbringen. Die nette, kaum verständliche Dame kann aber umbuchen. Leider geht uns dabei die Kabine mit Meerblick flöten, aber für 9.12£ was das Umbuchen kostet, haben wir noch eine Tag länger in Irland.
    WLAN ist nach Anmeldung dann inklusive!
    Inzwischen haben wir übrigens bereits 1840 Kilometer gefahren.
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  • Day4

    Aterrizando en Liverpool

    August 4, 2017 in the United Kingdom ⋅ ⛅ 14 °C

    Tras llevar en pie desde las 04:45 llegamos a Liverpool hace unas horas.

    Cruzando una calle de camino al hotel para dejar las maletas Pablo se ha encontrado con un amigo de la infancia (Ignacio creo recordar que era). Hemos dejado las maletas y nos hemos puesto a andar.

    De momento hemos paseado por Albert Dock y vamos a visitar el Mereyside Maritime Museum, International Slavery Museum entre otros.

    Ya os iremos relatando más aventuras.
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Metropolitan Borough of Wirral, Wirral, WRL

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