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Travel Blogs from Liverpool
Off to Manchester after supper to be next to the airport for the early morning flight! Need to check in at 6.40 am (sigh)... But very excited to get on the way! Hoping for an upgrade due to it being my birthday (10th feb), however, will be very surprised if i get one! Fingers crossed. Etihad flight to Bangkok via Abu Dhabi ...
Today's trip was to Liverpool. It was a beautiful little city that requires more than a day there to see everything there is to see. I did get to see a lot of stuff though, but would have loved to see more!
The trip started at the Liverpool Cathedral. It was HUGE! There was beautiful stone work! It is amazing that cathedrals like that one could be build without the modern technology we have today. The ceilings were so high! When we first walked in, it looked plain ...
We made it safe and sound. The flight was great and the taxi ride to the hotel was our first experience riding on the opposite side of the road. The highway signs said interesting things like 'welcome break ahead' and 'slow down now'. Our taxi driver had a thick accent but we could understand him. Our hotel is on an inner street not accessible by car so we were dropped off near ...
... darkened Mathew Street and up and away from the Liverpool ONE shopping district toward our hotel.
I know I'll be back, someday, but in two days Liverpool has found a way into my bones. Like Aidan said yesterday, it feels like Edmonton; the people are friendly and despite the icy, fierce winds blowing in from the Wirral, it's such a warm and inviting place to be (provided you never stop your car in Speke...) It feels like home.
Until we meet again, Liddypool...
... at Matthew Street, where we found the reconstruction of the Cavern Club. There is actually several different pubs that claim to be the Cavern Club, but each of these are reproductions of the original. We went into both, and enjoyed some great singing of both Beatles music and more contemporary classics. The memorabilia on the wall screamed of the history of the area, and I was like a little school boy reliving the musical giants of my past. The crowd ...
Other places to stay in Liverpool
Central Liverpool, Liverpool | 3 star hostelfrom $65
Central Liverpool, Liverpool | 3 star hostelfrom $37
Picton, Liverpool | Hostelfrom $57
Princes Park, Liverpool | Hostelfrom $52
25 Tabley Street, Liverpool | Hostelfrom $31
Cressington, Liverpool | Hostelfrom $45
Picton, Liverpool | Hostelfrom $49
Everton, Liverpool | Hostelfrom $17