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Travel Blogs from Chester
... for sustenance later in the day, well not more food anyway!
After a stroll along the wide promenade overlooking the River Mersey and Liverpool we called in at The Magazine Hotel which is one of the oldest pubs on the Wirral with its building dating back to 1759. We then continued onto the more more modern shopping and dining area located on the seafront housing the likes of Morrison's, Home Bargains, La Tasca and Starbucks to name but a ...
... places such as America, Canada and Australia. We were a bit disappointed that there was very little mention of anything maritime-related before the 1860s. One floor of the Maritime Museum is devoted to the subject of International Slavery and covers the period from the 1600s to today and the different types of slavery during that time.
Tomorrow we have another three museums to visit. We arrived in Liverpool with the aim to visit The Beatles museum ...
Sunday means game day! I packed a small day pack and headed to the train station to make my way up to Liverpool for the Liverpool vs Southampton game at the one and only Anfield. The 3hr train trip through the countryside was enjoyable and flew by. I arrived in Liverpool just after 2pm, checked into my hostel and made my way to Anfield just after 3pm. A couple of pregame beers, a new scarf and a ...
... crowds to get a good view. The queue to get in was quite short and then I got right to it.
Some notes: They have a 6 day old Black Rhinoceros calf! The zoo is also home to a trio of newborn Sumatran tiger cubs and a giraffe as well. Sadly the cubs were hiding inside in the warmth, so I didn't get to see them but the rhino calf and giraffe were out and about!
The zoo is also home to a couple of Komodo Dragons, as well as two dozen chimpanzees, a couple more ...
... and it was a lot of fun. Luck was not on our side as far as the punting was concerned but when you consider that in the Grand National race alone, there are forty starting horses, running four miles, attempting to jump thirty fences, you can imagine how difficult it is to pick a winner. (By the way, the winning horse was at odds of 66/1.)
The next day (which was to have been our footy day), was spent exploring the town of Chester. We walked the two miles around the city ...
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