It’s always a good sign when you tell someone where you’re going on holiday and they respond by scrunching up their nose and asking why in the world you’d ever choose to go there, right? It was this reaction, or something equally negative, I received nearly every time I mentioned our plans to head up to Liverpool for last year’s early May bank holiday. I was stumped and, quite honestly, a little worried. I mean, with a reaction like that, you’d think I’d just announced our plans to go dumpster diving outside a seafood restaurant for the holiday. But this was Liverpool, home of the Beatles and at least half a dozen UNESCO sights. It couldn’t really be that bad, could it? As a fairly regular traveler, I’ve learned not to let other people’s opinions or perceptions of a place color my own, but it was with at least a little trepidation that I boarded the train that would take us a couple hours up north to Liverpool. I really had no idea what to expect.
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What did I discover? First, arriving somewhere new with almost no expectations is super fun. Second, those people who wrinkled their noses have absolutely no idea what they are talking about. Liverpool is awesome. We had an absolute blast during the three days we were there! Liverpool is sort of like an amusement park for adults. It’s a lively city with a lot of entertaining people-watching, everybody generally looks like they’re having a good time (especially the later it gets…or early, depending on how you look at it), the food is amazing, and if you’re anywhere within the vicinity of Mathew Street, you’re sure to experience some sensory overload (and possibly just barely escape being trampled by a pack of shrieking bridesmaids). Continue reading “8 Great Reasons to Visit Liverpool, UK”