Beatles... OR NOT!
Liverpool Travel Blog› entry 5 of 21 › view all entries
I guess anyone who visits the UK, or at least gets to the northern part of England has to visit Liverpool. Again, not a city I'd say that's touristy-touristy but more of a 'been there done that' city.
As for me, I've really been slacking on this trip. Would you believe I woke up at 11am! I guess the consistent rain outside didn't help much. How do British people get their work done with ALL that rain! It looks so beautiful I'd just rather sit and enjoy it!
What's worse that day was some marathon going on in Manchester which means most roads and TRAM service was closed. So I pretty much went walking in the rain upto Picadilly Station and caught the train to Liverpool.
The rest of the city was deserted. I almost felt bored as I made my way to the waterfront and headed to the National Maritime Museum. Free entrance, note. I really liked this place. I'm not much into the whole naval and water transport thing but I really liked seeing so many things esp the Titanic bit. The display in the basement on slavery was also very interesting, as well as how Liverpool was the port where many were emigrating to the US. You know, everytime I'd visit London I'd think how can people leave this city. But the more trips I make to museums, I'm always reading about poverty, various things that people wanted to escape and move to the Land of the Free.
I spent about 3 hrs @ the Maritime Museum and headed to the waterfront. Shame, the Ferry that goes across the Mersey was closed. Come to think of it, I don't know if I would've liked it that much.
It was only about 4:30pm or so by now but I had already started to feel REALLY bored. I went back to the station and caught the train back to M'chester. Spent my time checking email and dinner was M&S takeway with their lovely Onkle yoghurt. My last night in Manchester! York, HERE WE COME!