UK livin'!

Trip Start Jul 08, 2014
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Trip End Nov 13, 2014


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What I did
Manchester Cathedral
Read my review - 5/5 stars
National Football Museum Preston
Read my review - 4/5 stars

Flag of United Kingdom  , England,
Wednesday, July 9, 2014

So I knew that my flight wasn't going to be like a luxury Virgin Airways airbus with its big comfy seats and tons of space...

But I really had no idea of how low cost my flight was going to be. Okay it wasn't that bad but there's only so much vertical sleeping I can do in a chair made of stone! Well, it felt like stone. With absolutely no recline. At all. I spent about 50% of the flight squirming around trying to get comfortable.

I thought I had an empty seat next to me and I obviously rejoiced about this a little too soon. As a family of five came in and sat the main part of the family in the middle row leaving the man of the family choosing to sit next to me. Obviously I looked less stressful than sitting with his three kids.... But I bet he was thinking otherwise with the amount of times I moved and adjusted and moaned about my seat. Probably kicked him a few dozen times too. Best seat mate EVER! But hey I had to deal with his kids screaming for daddy's attention every twenty minutes. Payback!

So as I'm jigging around trying to get comfortable I realiZe I'm hungry. The smell of wonderful plane cuisine was coming from the back and front of the plane. I was actually excited to eat. Then a sinking feeling hit me as I watched the stewardess come down the isle. Before she handed out the food she checked a list and to make sure you paid for this luxury.... Uh I don't remember doing that. People were pulling out cash and paying... Of course I have ZERO cash. No dollars or pounds on me! So don't bother robbing this girl in the next 24 hours!

Well as the ladies got closer I had accepted I would starve to death. The lady came to me. Looked at her list then asked the magical question: "beef or chicken?" I guess I have to thank Kayak.com for buying me dinner!! Woohoo. Within 15 minutes of consuming what I thought was my savior I felt instantly sick. I am pretty sure it wasn't the food, but the the yoga pose I was sleeping in. That or the anxiety I have! My stomach was dying in pain. So yay 6 hours of pain followed. Even in my sleep I felt it. Andddddd to top it off I must have been the luckiest girl in the world to get the golden seat behind the gassiest person IN THE ENTIRE WORLD!

Well... It's gotta get better than this right? And honestly if this is the worst I'm going to get then I really have nothing to complain about... Yet I complain. Standard.


And of course. As I'm getting out of my seat I see that the recline button was under my seat. Kill me. Lol
Oh and I was "randomly" selected upon boarding to have my documents checked by police officers before boarding. I'm so lucky.


So I arrived. Got my bag. Walked out into the open. Couldn't find Dan. Oh I'm screwed. I started walking toward the buses like he told me to if he wasn't there for some odd reason. I realized I was going the wrong way and I stopped. My head was spinning with ideas of what I would do next when someone bumped into me. Instant panic. I turn. There's Dan smiling from ear to ear. The brat watched me walk around all confused to see what I would do. He got a smack for that.


Well anyhow now we are in Manchester. We have walked around. Grabbed a pint. Went to the football (soccer) museum. Went in the Manchester cathedral. And now I'm exhausted. And it's not even 1!

Ok now to be social again! I'll post more later! But I'm alive! So no worries

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Scott on

Leave it to Dan to let you wander aimlessly through the airport knowing you are probably freaking out a bit and laughing his arse off! Nice one Dan. Probably not the best way to start the trip. Strike two...picking the area of Manchester to stay in...going for 3 strikes on day one?! Good Luck Nicolette...THAT was day one...you have 4 months to go!

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