Well, it’s a pretty lazy Sunday afternoon around here, so I thought I’d do another travel recap post!
During early November 2011, when I was studying abroad in England, my mom and I amazingly had the same exact week off of school and work. She had already bought her plane ticket to visit during that week (before we knew I had it off), so it was really amazing that it worked out so well.
If there is one thing my mom and I have in common, it is our love for the Beatles (especially Paul). So, naturally, we took a weekend trip to Liverpool! We left London by train on a Friday morning, and after a little over two hours, we had arrived!
We had booked a room in the Hard Day’s Night Hotel in downtown Liverpool, so we dropped our luggage off there before heading out to explore. Um, that hotel was ah-mazing. Even if you aren’t as big a Beatles freak as my mom and I are, it is definitely worth a stay (or a look, at the very least).
After a quick lunch, we headed down to Albert Dock (very cool!) where we went to The Beatles Story, a sort of tour of the Beatles’ lives and music.
The whole tour took us a couple of hours, and by the time we were finished, it was dark, pouring rain, and we were hungry! After running back to the main streets (the rain was so hard it had soaked through my coat and my boots!) in search of food (and being rejected by many restaurants because we didn’t have reservations), we eventually decided on an authentic English restaurant: Pizza Hut. 🙂 Just kidding!
On our way back to the hotel, we meandered through the streets – it had stopped pouring – just checking out the sights and sounds of Liverpool.
Then lo and behold, we stumbled across THE CAVERN!
It was amazing in there – there was such an awesome energy (maybe it was just my imagination or adrenaline), and even two performers playing Beatles songs. The people were incredibly friendly, and it was just an all around good time.
We stayed for a couple of songs, and then went back to the hotel. We were exhausted!
Our first day in Liverpool was more amazing than I ever could have imagined. Stay tuned for a recap of day two!