Liverpool. What a surprise! If you ever end up in this city (Englands 3rd biggest?!!) please make sure to:
- use lots of money at Utility;
- use lots of money on things that are cheaper in England, like tea and Curlywurly-chocolate and British magazines;
- join the Free Walking Tour and learn about the city, the club and the band (obviously called The Beatles);
- spend time in Bold Street and the area around LIPA University, so cozy and nice (and perfect for lunch, dinner, drinks);
- enjoy the combination of traditional and modern architecture around Albert Dock;
- enjoy the (mostly) free museums, like Tate Liverpool (and its amazingly pretty and interesting museum shop);
- drink tea infused gin & tonics (!) at Goodness Gracious' rooftop garden;
- whenever you get a bit tired of all the awesome/cheap tea: drink coffee at 92 Degrees Coffee;
- go for Afternoon Tea at Oh Me Oh My.
Liverpool. After tough months with a job i didn't really like, panic attacks, being afraid for lots of things there's no reason to be afraid of (and more i don't really feel like writing about), things are ok again. I'm 27 now, unemployed and (mostly) happy, motivated, inspired, full of ideas and plans and for the first time in months - excited to see new places and meet new faces.
Last weekend i went to the airport without knowing where my friend and i would be going - we ended up in Liverpool. A lovely pocket-sized city, perfect to explore in one weekend and filled with lovely people, pretty houses and super cheap tea.
I can collect some addresses and write a tiny city guide, if you'd like?
1 - I got the news of my first real job contract not being extended, so i celebrated (?) with a good friend and cake.
2 - Karolien and her boyfriend visited me in Utrecht. Our walk in the city turned into a hunt for nijntje(s)/miffy.
3 - Finally made it to Radio Kootwijk! Extra luck the heather was blooming.
4 - And i finally put up this magazine page that i've been liking for the last months. Home becomes more home every week.
1 - The best thing about this rainy summer we're having is how pretty pretty green the whole world is.
2 - And the best thing about this time of the year: all the animals enjoying the outside(s), too.
3 - July's last days were spent in Norway! I finally visited Trondheim again, the city where i did my exchange in 2010.
4 - I enjoyed Oslo again, too. Mostly old favorites and good friends, but Oslovelo is a new favorite place.