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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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      Traveler

      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?

      4/23/22Reply
      Traveler

      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!

      4/23/22Reply
      Traveler

      Hope they reply soon and yes, keep me posted!

      4/23/22Reply
       
    • 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.

      https://www.ad.nl/buitenland/manchester-staat-j…

      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.

      https://breinwekker.blogspot.com/2017/05/waarom…
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    • Jan22

      Manchester🦋

      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:
      -Printworks
      -Corn Exchange
      -Cathedral
      -Shambles Square
      -Royal Exchange Theatre
      -Saint Anns Square
      -Town Hall & Albert Square (volledig onder constructie)
      -Central Library
      -Cenotaph
      -Art Gallery
      -Chinatown
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    • Day22

      Manchester

      August 8 in England ⋅ ⛅ 22 °C

      Mein nächster Step war Manchester. Als großer Fußball Fan konnte ich mir es nicht entgehen lassen eins der großen Fußballstadion anzuschauen. Gerne hätte ich mir auch das Trafford Stadion angeschaut, welches „nur“ 7,5km vom Etihad Stadion entfernt war, jedoch hat mir dann doch die Motivation und Zeit gefehlt mit meinem ganzen Gepäck dort hinzulaufen.
      Positiv viel mir besondere auf, dass im Zentrum die Busse gratis sind (leider nicht in Stadion Nähe). Generell was das Thema öffentliche Verkehrsmittel angeht, kann Deutschland noch einiges von Groß Britannien lernen…
      Auch sonst hat die Stadt einiges zu bieten, so konnte ich in schönen Parks mein Neu gekauftes Buch lesen, viele second hand shops besuchen und entlang der Gewässer spazieren gehen. Besonders die ganzen Studenten, geben der Stadt ein ganz anderen Vibe im Vergleich zu den anderen Städten, die ich bisher besucht habe. So ist diese im Gegensatz zu Leeds stets belebt. Dazu später mehr….
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    • Day116

      Manchester

      June 30 in England ⋅ ⛅ 18 °C

      Irgendwie hatte ich mehr erwartet 😅 eine relativ chaotische Stadt, die zwar nicht hässlich ist, aber auch nicht sehr viel zu bieten hat 🤔
      Die Manchester Cathedral war ganz hübsch, interessanterweise mit Cafè drin 😅Read more

    • Day272

      Manchester

      October 3, 2019 in England ⋅ ⛅ 10 °C

      Gestern sind Andy und ich am Abend von Basel nach Manchester geflogen. Um ca. 0:30 sind wir dann im Bahnhof Piccadilly angekommen und da kommt uns auch schon Sämi entgegen. Er ist mit dem Zug von London angereist. Wir freuen uns sehr, ihn wieder zu sehen. Bis zum Sonntagabend verbringen wir die Zeit mit ihm in Manchester. Heute musste er hier noch arbeiten. Andy und ich haben das grosse Museum angeschaut.Read more

    • Day275

      Manchester

      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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    • Day5

      Tarde de Manchester, parte 1

      August 5, 2017 in England ⋅ ⛅ 17 °C

      Tras el café hemos pasado por una oficina de información y por fin hemos tenido un mapa, porque íbamos super perdidos. La oficina estaba al lado del parque Picadilly Gardens, donde había mucha gente ya que hacía y solaco que no veas. Hemos seguido en dirección al hotel, pero hemos entrado al Ardnale (el centro comercial más grande de UK) por verlo un segundo y hemos terminado comiendo allí, en un local de comida de Singapur (no sé cómo es el gentilicio xD) Ana se ha tomado unos fideos de pollo y un rollito estilo primavera pero diferente, y Pablo unos vermicelli con pato.

      Tras la comida, que no hemos sido capaces de terminar (¡los fideos no se acaban nunca!) hemos llegado al hotel, hemos hecho el check-in y nos hemos ido a ver la catedral. De camino, nos hemos cruzado con una manifestación de veganos que nos han dado unos panfletos, a pesar de que Pablo se ha parado a contarles que su mejor amigo era vegano y que por tanto estaba al tanto de todo lo que iba a decirle. Total, hemos cogido los panfletos y visto la catedral, para luego ir a ver el Albert Hall, la biblioteca pública y el Ayuntamiento. Cuando íbamos a seguir, hemos empezado a estar un poco cansados, así que nos hemos quedado descansando en el Monumento a los Caídos, donde hemos escrito esto. Ahora continuamos que la Chinatown de aquí está cerca.
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      Encarnita De la Rosa

      Después del desayuno como te has podido comer eso

      8/6/17Reply
      gejo

      uff!! menuda pinta! :D~

      8/7/17Reply
       
    • Jul10

      Faster train to Manchester

      July 10, 2019 in England ⋅ ⛅ 19 °C

      I caught a 9:06 am train to Manchester. I booked well in advance. For an extra 10 pounds, I went first class. It was a treat. The 2 nd class was packed but hardly anyone in first class. I had an interesting conversation with a Scottish businessman heading dow to Manchester. He and his partners ran ski schools in Europe. Ski schools in Europe are independent of the lift operators. He had no idea what Brexit would bring, whether he would require visas for any of his employees. He said the uncertainty was crazy. At one point in his life he had been a Scottish nationalist but really wasn't sure that would work. He didn't hold out much hope for either Boris Johnson or Hunt? I let him get back to work and read the crime novel I had been dragging for the whole trip. I finished it so I can now ditch it. It wasn't that good. It seemed that as soon as I got into England, it stopped raining. Scotland was beautiful but I don't think I could live there as it rains too much and I was lucky to have not had that much rain on my trip. I made it over to my accommodation by 1 and left my stuff while I went and checked out the Imperial War Museum. They had some interesting stuff. I was so engrossed by the displays that I walked beneath a Hawker Hurricane jet suspended from the ceiling without noticing. They had JRR Tolkien's service revolver from WW1. A unique car from Eastern Europe that Jack may recognise. Part of the plane that Rudolph Heist had used to travel to England, part of the Twin Tower from New York. I lasted about two hours but saw pretty well everything. It would have taken longer with Cheryl. Media City where both ITV and BBC are located are very close to the IWM and I noticed walking by that they produce the childre's television show Blue Peter there. Blue Peter is a weely children's show that has been running since 1958. I remember watching it when I lived in England for a year with my parents. We even named our sailboat Blue Peter. It brought back lots of memories. Tonight I am just chilling out again as these travel days exhaust me.Read more

      Traveler

      This looks like a jet fighter. I thought the Hurricanes were single prop of similar look and vintage to the Spitfire. Also why the US markings?

      7/10/19Reply
      Traveler

      That is depressing. How much did that cost the IWM to acquire, or was it simply a donation?

      7/10/19Reply
      Traveler

      Dear "Blue Robert". There is nothing like a good war museum, so glad you had a good fix. Will you ever tire of visiting war museums? Perhaps you need a good garden visit now, that may perk you up? Also remember, only read GREAT books, there are so many out there 😉

      7/10/19Reply
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