Morgan & Daina’s England/Ireland Adventure – Day One

First let me say, “Hello from Manchester!” we had a great voyage to England and the adventure is just beginning! Since we live in California our trip was broken-into two parts, a flight to Philadelphia and from there a flight direct to Manchester.

The first flight went by very quickly, the second went by a bit slower as Daina and I struggled to sleep in the world smallest most uncomfortable seats! Thanks US Air πŸ™‚

However, sleep or no sleep we made it to Manchester! Below is a video I took when we first arrived:

After landing we headed to the train station to see where we would end-up tonight. We decided that rather than plan the first night ofthetrip – why not just let the adventure take us!

So we came-up with three options:

  1. Take the train to Hollyhead and then the Ferry to Dublin
  2. Take the train to Hollyhead and then the Ferry to The Isle of Mann
  3. Stay in Manchester, rest-up, and paint the town red tonight!

So want to know what happened? Just watch the video below:

So that made it easy! No more room on the Ferry to Dublin and the Isle of Mann would require a HUGE amount of additional travel going back and forth to the UK to get to Ireland.

We took the train from the airport to downtown and immediately began adventuring and searching for a hotel. For those who don’t know, Manchester is rated as one of the top party cities in the world – it’s beats out both Vegas and NYC in Virgin’s top ten party cities!

But first things first – get our hotel, take a nap, and then paint the town red! However I coulnd’t leave you hanging – you want to see Manchester right? Just watch the video below and you’ll feel like you’re right here with us!

We just woke-up from a 3-hour nap, finally feeling rested again! Off into downtown Manchester for our next adventure! Stay-tuned – you are all coming with us on the adventure!

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  • Johan August 21, 2010, 9:45 am

    Manchester seems nice, even though your gf don’t seem to enjoy the camera as much as you do πŸ˜‰
    I spent some time in UK last year, mostly in Newcastle, but never made it to Manchester though. But I can highly recommend Edinburgh if you make it up to Scotland!

  • Richard Knight August 21, 2010, 11:31 am

    Manchester is a great city. You will have an awesome time up there. I’m about 2 hours away from Manchester and have been many times πŸ™‚


  • Kevin Davis August 21, 2010, 12:00 pm

    Have a great time Morgan and get some good footage.

  • Robbie August 21, 2010, 12:52 pm

    Hey Morgan,

    If you are looking for somewhere nice to eat in Manchester, I would recommend going to the San Carlo

    Its an excellent restaurant, Sure you will love it.

    Have fun in the UK!


    • Morgan August 21, 2010, 11:21 pm

      Thanks for the positive comments everyone!!

      Just woke-up and heading to the train station in an hour. Next stop Dublin!

  • Steve August 22, 2010, 9:51 am

    HI WELL i wish i was there to take you for a drink as is my home town and live

    there still Morgan want any advice please feel free to ask if you r are there this thurday there is actually a domainers party too at the hilton on thursday night

    which i am flying back from Romania for on Wednesday

    you have my semail so anything you want to know about manchester just ask

    there is lots to do so check out the hilton as its the tallest building in manchestret

    and there is a bar on i forgot which floor which gives a great view

    china town is good to you must visit the manchester united ground it has a museum and a great tour around the stadium

    i have to run out as i am late for a meeting take care and enjoy strange that i read your blog sometimes and hey presto you there

    • Morgan August 22, 2010, 10:54 am

      @Steve – thanks for the advice and the offer for some more travel guidance!! Maybe let me know what you think the top 3 things are we should do in Manchester! In Dublin now – this is going to be fun!! πŸ™‚

  • Steve August 22, 2010, 12:08 pm

    also you might like a bar called panacea nice upmarket drinks place

    food there are so many different places to eat the restaurant above panacea

    is nice and buzzy email me let me know what you like and i will give you some tips

    if you fancy a kind of tour or evening i am back in the uk on Wednesday

    but i suspect you will be going to traffic ?? best regards steve


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