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  • Day131

    Beatlemania! Yeah! Yeah! Yeah!

    October 15, 2017 in the United Kingdom ⋅ ⛅ 15 °C

    It was all things Beatles today. The Story of The Beatles, statues of The Beatles, and a revisit to The Cavern to listen to as many Beatles songs as you have time for....and of course "have a right old sing along" 😊

  • 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 :)

  • 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.Read more

  • 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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  • Day4

    Tarde por Liverpool

    August 4, 2017 in the United Kingdom ⋅ ☀️ 15 °C

    No veas con el japonés. Como ya hemos dicho por Twitter, probablemente el mejor sushi de nuestra vida (aún no hemos estado en Japón, claro xD).

    Tras el japonés hemos ido al hotel, porque ya era la hora del check-in. Nos hemos ido a cambiar y... Nos hemos quedado dormidos unos 40 minutos xD cosas de madrugar a las 4:45. ¡Pero no estaba todo perdido! A las 5 ya estábamos camino del monumento a la reina Victoria, que por cierto tiene una cara de mala hostia que tira pa atrás xD.

    Tras eso hemos ido al pub The Cavern, pero no hemos entrado a tomarnos nada, porque igual que en la zona del Temple mola el ambiente, aquí da una sensación de borrachuzos que nos ha quitado las ganas de pub. Además, hay una sobreexplotación de los Beatles de narices e la zona.

    Camino del monumento a Wellington y St George's Hall nos hemos tomado un café y un chocolate en un Café Nero, y por fin hemos llegado (nos hemos perdido un poco callejeando, pero eh, así hemos visto la ciudad). Están al lado de la estación de la que mañana saldremos hacia Manchester, así que ya la tenemos localizada.

    Hemos estado en un par de centros comerciales, donde hemos visto un montón de cosas de planificación de bodas xD y un Timeline de la historia de Inglaterra. Molaría uno de la española. A continuación hemos ido a que Pablo se comiera una hamburguesa de una libra del Burguer King, porque Ana no tenía ganas de cenar. Por cierto, tienen una Veggie Burger de judías.

    Cerca del Burger King había un italiano de Jaime Olivier. Supongo que si te pides una pasta boloñesa llevará chorizo, que a ese tío le mola hacer los platos como le da la gana.

    Tras todo esto hemos vuelto al hotel hace muy poquito. Lo justo para una ducha y que Pablo se ponga a escribir esto mientras Ana ve NCIS en la tele.

    Mañana desayunaremos (sobre las 7:30 xD), haremos tiempo (no sabemos si iremos al Museo de Liverpool o si descansaremos aquí) para coger el tren a Manchester tras irnos del hotel.
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  • Day4


    July 10, 2015 in the United Kingdom ⋅ ☀️ 70 °F

    -Drove to Liverpool
    -Ate lunch at some one of Jamie Oliver's cafe/restaurant
    -Went shopping
    -Went to the Beatles museum
    -Ate dinner at the hotel
    -Went to the Cavern Club
    -Went out in the clubs in Liverpool

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Metropolitan Borough of Wirral, Wirral, WRL

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