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.

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, the countryside is 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.

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