Intention of the Trip
Manchester is suprisingly a good alternative to London since hotels cost a lot less.
Manchester is a city full of activities of a very broad range. Considering all three of us have different interests, well served we will be.
We wish to discover new horizons. May it be language, gastronomy, art or more, we can't wait to enlarge our cultural baggage.
Day 1 - May 10th
For our first day, we left Montreal for Toronto at 5:40 PM. Once we got there, we had about 3 hours to eat at the Pearson airport (SUBWAY) and get to our next flight for London. We spent the night and slept on our second flight. Here was our schedule for the trip:
1 480.23$ for the three of us and for the round trip.
Subway Restaurant at Pearson
Day 2 - May 11th
We then arrived in Manchester. We took the train (54$) from the airport to our hotel, the Holiday Inn Express and checked in.
We then walked over to the Palace Theater to attend the King of Pop - The Legend Continues musical (75$). We saw the musicians that genuinely played with Michael Jackson, it was AWESOME!
We continued the day by getting lunch at Archie's - Burgers Shakes Waffles (15$). After that, we went back to the hotel to go swimming and burned some calories. We grabbed a sandwich (15$) in the hotel's machines for dinner then went straight to bed. You know, jet lag.
Day 3 - May 12th
The next morning, we woke up and went downstairs to eat breakfast (included in hotel price). We then went for a walk in All Saints Park (free).
All Saints Park captured with Gen's iPhone (this is not sponsored)
We grabbed a hot dog and some churros (10$) at a food stand in the park. We saw the Manchester Aquatics Centre and since it was only 3$ (9$) per person we decided to go in and spent most of the afternoon there. We then went for dinner at Wasabi - Sushi & Noodle Bar (30$).
We watched some (bad) movies (Konga and The Terrornauts) back at the hotel then went to sleep.
Day 4 - May 13th
This day was museum day. We took the bus (12$ for the whole day) to the Museum of Science + Industry (free). We visited the Air and Space Hall and saw some great aircraft, cars and bikes that got industrial Manchester moving.
Museum of Science + Industry captured with Jo's iPhone (still not sponsored)
We ate lunch at the museum's bistro (21$) and got the Manchester traditional tart for desert (6$). It was very good we will surely try making one of our own back home.
Shortcrust pastry with a fat layer of vanilla pod topped with raspberry jam and custard with a bit of coconut flakes to add flavor.
After lunch, we took the bus to the Manchester Art Gallery (free). The paintings were beautiful.
Manchester Art Gallery captured with Mahé's iPhone (we swear, this is not sponsored)
We actually don't know the name of this painting but captured with Gen's iPhone (...you know how it goes.)
We finished the day by going to The Alchemist. The food there was crazy. Mahélie chose chicken katsu curry, Joseph picked the chilli & rice and Geneviève ordered the blackened salmon.
Day 5 - May 14th
Breakfast in our bellies, we headed (bus for the day: 12$) to the Oxygen Freejumping Trampoline Park (37.80$). We had a lot of fun! We were impressed with the 150 connected trampolines, airbag, dodgeball, etc. There were a lot of kids but we still had a good time.