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