Manchester - Part II12:26 AM
After the "What to do/visit in Liverpool" post, I almost forgot to show you this second part of our #Valencia2Manchester trip! Getting to explore Liverpool was a really great idea because as I said on the previous Manchester post, it is certainly a really medium-to-small city although there're plenty places to go, and plenty plans to do!
Our last days at the city were really off-duty. We were so tired we got to our hotel on really early evenings to take a nap a go to sleep early too! There weren't any places left to visit on our "Manchester must see" map, and the weather started being very unpleasant (it was really cold in the mornings, cloudy all day or it even rained in the evening. A very English weather!), so we decided to take it easy and discover the city on the most relaxed and local way. As I was also visiting an old friend, she recommended us to go to The Lowry Outlet at Salford Quays, just in front of Manchester Arena, the War Museum and MediaCity UK, where there are located some TV studios. It is really easy to get to Salford Quays by taking the X50 bus at Manchester Picadilly Gardens, and it is a really beautiful place with that lake, the museum and the Auditorium to do some sightseeing and take pictures.
We also got some tickets for this joyful, Irish inspired music group which is Flogging Molly. That's why you may saw me with this green clover painted on my face in my Instagram account a few days ago. I had so much fun and I turned to be a nice fan of their music. We also went for some last-hour vintage shopping. It's incredible how many thrift stores and second-hand shops there're at Manchester Oldham Street and its surroundings. Obligatory stop at the city, either you're looking for vintage clothing, pre-owned books or music. We visited the Manchester Museum and the Withworrth Art Gallery as well, which are really close to the University area at Oxford Road and were I found a window of the "Fashion Revolution" movement which I've been following for a while.
Although we had a really difficult comeback with our flight, which was plenty of turbulence and sudden descents, I had so much fun with my friends in Manchester, and I hope to return to the UK as soon as possible!