Manchester - Part I

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Those of you who follow Something Fashion at its main social platforms (Facebook and Instagram, mainly) might now that I spent last week strolling through England. About 5 years ago I discovered this country thanks to an immersion English course on the south & London, and it was time to commemorate it, do some tourism and visit old friends who are currently living at the city. So, my friends and I started looking for accommodation and flights in early March, and things to do and visit as well on a 7-day trip. Unlike the other summer trips I've been doing to the Netherlands past year, or Ticino we were 100% on our own, so the timetable and plans were more improvised and budget-friendly than ever. And still, we managed to have the best time ever. Traveling with friends should always be like that!

We were established in Manchester, near downtown, and we were planning to do Liverpool & Manchester as our main visits as we noticed they weren't huge cities at all. I was really afraid we got lost as we were on our own, although we carried maps and had our Wi-Fi smartphones ready just in case something happened, but I must say, since the very beginning of our trip, anything we wanted to do, anywhere we wanted to go was signposted very nicely and clear. From landing on the airport, to taking the train to Manchester Picadilly Station, to arriving our hotel. Even the weather was on a truce, since it only rained cats and dogs our last night and departure day.

So, what else can I say? Manchester was nothing I expected. It has a really chaotic and messy urban planning (the little Architect inside my head has always something nerdy to say), full of hidden corners with pubs and restaurants to discover, full of really new, futuristic and super high buildings mixed with ancient and traditional red brick constructions. As I said before, it is not really a huge city so walking everywhere or taking the three Metroshuttle lines (free all downtown!) may be enough to enjoy Manchester as a local would do.

What to wear to stroll around Manchester, you'd ask? As we were focused on sightseeing and discovering the city whatever it took, I only carried with me this vintage Adidas' sneakers, and as the weather was totally uncertain (it wasn't really hot, but I'd recommend wearing a jacket or something warmer on early morning and evening) I packed a mix of shorts, thin but long jeans, a pair of sweatshirts and my waterproof jacket and a bunch of basic T-shirts. For a 7 day trip with uncertain, crazy English weather it was enough.

Have you ever visited Manchester or Western England? What did you visit?

UK manchester fashion blogger somethingfashion tourism, survival guide great britain what to do in manchester, manchester cathedral, valencia fashion blogger

UK manchester fashion blogger somethingfashion tourism, survival guide great britain what to do in manchester, manchester cathedral, valencia fashion blogger

UK manchester fashion blogger somethingfashion tourism, survival guide great britain what to do in manchester, manchester cathedral, valencia fashion blogger

UK manchester fashion blogger somethingfashion tourism, survival guide great britain what to do in manchester, manchester cathedral, valencia fashion blogger

UK manchester fashion blogger somethingfashion tourism, survival guide great britain what to do in manchester, manchester cathedral, valencia fashion blogger
I was wearing:

Levi's boyfriend jeans
Adidas red sneakers
H&M white basic tee
DuraPro camera bag
Rayban Wayfarer sunglasses

UK manchester fashion blogger somethingfashion tourism, survival guide great britain what to do in manchester, manchester cathedral, valencia fashion blogger

UK manchester fashion blogger somethingfashion tourism, survival guide great britain what to do in manchester, manchester cathedral, valencia fashion blogger

UK manchester fashion blogger somethingfashion tourism, survival guide great britain what to do in manchester, manchester cathedral, valencia fashion blogger

UK manchester fashion blogger somethingfashion tourism, survival guide great britain what to do in manchester, manchester cathedral, valencia fashion blogger

UK manchester fashion blogger somethingfashion tourism, survival guide great britain what to do in manchester, manchester cathedral, valencia fashion blogger

UK manchester fashion blogger somethingfashion tourism, survival guide great britain what to do in manchester, manchester cathedral, valencia fashion blogger

UK manchester fashion blogger somethingfashion tourism, survival guide great britain what to do in manchester, manchester cathedral, valencia fashion blogger

UK manchester fashion blogger somethingfashion tourism, survival guide great britain what to do in manchester, manchester cathedral, valencia fashion blogger

UK manchester fashion blogger somethingfashion tourism, survival guide great britain what to do in manchester, manchester cathedral, valencia fashion blogger

UK manchester fashion blogger somethingfashion tourism, survival guide great britain what to do in manchester, manchester cathedral, valencia fashion blogger

UK manchester fashion blogger somethingfashion tourism, survival guide great britain what to do in manchester, manchester cathedral, valencia fashion blogger

UK manchester fashion blogger somethingfashion tourism, survival guide great britain what to do in manchester, manchester cathedral, valencia fashion blogger

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2 comentarios

  1. Manchester y Liverpool están en mi lista :) crees que puede visitarse en dos días? Sólo tengo los findes libres :(
    Ahora que vivo en inglaterra voy a aprovechar para recorrerla como si no hubiese mañana, sobre todo porque hay una compañía de buses (megabus) que ofrece trayectos hasta por 1 libra... me voy a fundir todas las rutas posibles!!

    Por cierto eso del Metroshuttle free??? ME gusta! jaja
    un beso!

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    1. Manchester no se en un día, pero Liverpool nosotros sí que lo hicimos así, y la verdad es que lo más "básico" (museos, el puerto, Cavern Club) lo vimos bien y dio tiempo a todo.

      Lo del Metroshuttle por el centro de Manchester es una pasada. Es muy cómodo, cubre tres rutas por el centro que te apañan super bien, y hasta los locales las utilizan para ir a trabajar y tal, y gratis!

      Tengo pensado hacer un par de posts más, esta vez si con algunas cosas que hacer/ver/como llegar a algunos sitios en este viaje, así que te espero por aquí próximamente! :)

      Un beso!

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Hi! I'm Amanda, from Valencia (Spain).

I like all things vintage and classy. I study Architecture and I'm an epée fencer.



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