Short trip to Manchester

January 25, 2018 0 By Laura Dinu


What can be more exciting than going on an unexpected (but carefully planned) trip , exactly after uni? After all , your attempts to stay awake during lectures must be rewarded in some way or another ( you deserve it)!

So, we went in Manchester. We planned going there since the beginning of January but we were caught up with our exams and after finishing them we decided that we need a break so we just chilled and did nothing ( and it was awesome).

Nothing fancy, we jumped on the train and just enjoyed the 2 hour journey while debating the name origin of the ‘Canadian Goose’  and eating a cheesecake KitKat. After that engaging discussion, we finally arrived. The first thought that I had when arriving in Manchester Victoria was ‘ Oh, that’s an ugly train station’ ( at least it’s not like the other train station in Wakefield -Kirkgate- which seems to be dragged out of a post-apocalyptic movie). Outside the train station things were nicer. The first building that we saw was the Football Museum ( it’s Manchester, what did you expect? ) which I believe it was filled with precious Manchester United items. After a bit of walking we decided that our trip has no purpose and that we are lost BUT we made the most out of it.

After a bit of walking , not much, we saw a mall -VICTORY-! We went in there but we were not amazed : same shops, same food, same people ( and some high-street brands). With a bit of disappointment we agreed that we want to do something different ( it was more like ‘where do you wanna go?’ ‘I don’t know’ ‘Say something!’ ‘I’ll do whatever’ ). After moaning about the fact that none of us knows what to do , we realised that we are hungry so we looked for a place to eat . We went in HardRock Cafe and it was an amazing experience. Besides the amazing ( but quite expensive) food,  the music and atmosphere were really the main attraction.

We also admired the beautiful combination between modern and Anglo-Saxon architecture as we were wandering around, just enjoying the views.

After a couple of miles, we found something that looked dodgy at first , but turned out to be the most amazing place ever. A vintage-ish sort of shop,  which had all kind of things : from Harley Davidson vintage boots to old-school magazines… Everything you can imagine! We spent there maybe more than 30 minutes trying to find something worth buying but we were not successful (maybe because we had such a variety of things to choose from).

After visiting this amazing place we noticed that it’s kind of dark outside and that we should go back home-and that what we did!

In the end we enjoyed our trip and I personally think that we needed it!