I get around

My mom was invited to work at the University of Newcastle for a month in May, so naturally, I took the chance to visit her.

As it turned out flying to Newcastle from the Netherlands is hella expensive. So as a blessing in disguise, I decided to fly to Manchester, spend the day there and take a train to Newcastle. After three days in Newcastle, I took another train to Edinburgh and flew back home from there.

Newcastle has a lot to offer, here’s what you should do!

A pretty full itinerary for a 5-day trip, but it gave me the chance to see a little more of Northern England and Scotland.

This is what I did with one day in Manchester

Somehow I had never made it to the UK before (I know, I know, how is that even possible?) and like I knew I would, I loved it! Even though I watch a lot of British tv (and I mean A LOT), I wasn’t sure what to expect. Now, I regret not visiting the UK earlier. Not only are the cities cool, but the countryside is also gorgeous and the people lovely. I felt right at home.

ManchesterNewcastle, and Edinburgh are very different cities and there is far too much to discuss in just one post. So you can read about my experiences in each of these places separately.

I especially loved Edinburgh, so much so that I went back at the first opportunity.

This is why Edinburgh is one of my favorite cities in Europe


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