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Trip Start Dec 26, 2003
94Trip End Mar 28, 2005
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I also reminded myself how vastly superior properly cellared and nurtured northern beer is to that dreary dishwater that is thrown at us by Australian ephemerals in London. Actually, I did this rather regularly. If England has one particularly positive thing to say about it, it is the fineness of northern England's beer, particularly when enjoyed in front of a fireplace in the early afternoon of a chilly March day.
The directness in speech and friendliness of Merseyside's inhabitants is striking on a return visit, too. People talk to each other, just polite smalltalk, but it exists; rather than the average London inhabitant, who pretends that he is not sharing a city with ten million other people as he buries his head into his newspaper.
It is a pity that the Rivers Mersey and Dee, and hence the Wirral which is penned in by these two rivers plus the Irish Sea, do not exist on the Travelpod map. I guess it could be worse, Newcastle doesn't get a mention whereas Sunderland and Middlesbrough do. How bizarre.....