England: 2005

Mike and I chose to explore parts of the UK for our first trip together.  We spent one week exploring London, and then another week visiting some of his relatives in Manchester.  London was an interesting experience.  I was anticipating a busier city, but found the streets of Toronto are compable in that respect.  I was constantly astonished at the great age of so many of the buildings, and how much history is easy to see.

Manchester was an even better surprise!  Mike’s relatives were fantastic, and gave us a very thorough grand tour including Jodrell Bank (which, sadly,  I didn’t have the camera for)!  On their recommendation we took a day trip to York (via train), and another to Wales (via bus), neither of which disappointed.

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