Last stop: Manchester (7/4)
We spent the last day of our Easter trip at Manchester and I finally got to visit the famous Karl Marx and Engels desk. I have no idea why I was so excited over it haha.. probably because I'm a Sociology major? We were supposed to visit it on the first day of our exchange journey but due to the flight delay, we did not manage to.
It was my first time taking Singapore Airlines and I loved it! It was the best flight experience that I had.
I am feeling so thankful and blessed that we managed to be back in Sheffield safe and sound because we had such a bad scare during our flight to Manchester. There was a problem landing the plane and it ended up going in circles because the pilots could not tell where the fault in the system was as everything appeared to be functioning normally. There was air rush and one moment the plane was ascending and another moment, descending. With all the recent mishaps in the air, it was hard to not have any negative thoughts. Everyone clapped when the plane landed safely and I was wondering why the passengers were clapping because I didn't know we had already landed due to the really foggy weather. Phew!
Back to the familiar streets of Manchester
We had gongbao fish and sweet & spicy chicken with egg fried rice for lunch. Both dishes were delicious and tasted so homely. The fish and chicken were probably deep fried and then drenched with the sauce. Egg fried rice was yummy too and reminded me of how much I miss having rice. I was coughing badly after that but for good food.. anytime!
This library is unreal!
It was fascinating to see this space so well preserved as it resides in the oldest public library in UK. Amazing how a building of the 17th century is preserved so well.
This is a museum depicting the history of Britain and Manchester with many interesting pictorial content. I'd appreciate this museum even more if I wasn't that lethargic from staying awake for more than 24 hours.
I also had my first subway in years because it was cheap (£2) and filling. Finally, this blog post concludes the end of our Easter trip. Those 3 weeks were well-spent exploring Europe. I am glad that I am using this platform to record down these wonderful memories that I will one day return to read and reminisce.