United vs City

If you guessed that we went to Manchester to see United vs City in Old Trafford you were absolutely right! The match was during my boyfriends birthday week and he really wanted to go, and for me any reason to travel is a reason to travel. I love traveling, and I also think that going to a big sports event should be on everybody’s bucket list. Even if you are not into sports, the tension and excitement at these events is just amazing.

We ordered our tickets to the match months in advance to make sure we got some good seats, and we did! We actually sat in the wrong seats at first and were so excited about how good they were until someone came over and said that we were in their seats, haha. But we were blown away when we finally found our spot! The first picture is our view of the reporters when in the wrong seats and the second picture is the same view, but from our actual seats.

Pretty cool, huh? We were even in the corner where all the players came out of the locker room and on the same side as the managers. My favorite part was all the off field players staying warm by jogging and stretching on the sideline, haha. Those football players look pretty good from behind too.

We were cheering for the red team, Manchester United, and as you all know by now they lost the game. Luckily we didn’t let that ruin our weekend. Well, we did do some shopping therapy though, but that’s just fun!

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I am actually looking forward to the next trip to Old Trafford and all those supporters singing and swearing in an accent I barely understand.

 

 

Innside Manchester

A couple of weeks back my boyfriend and I spent a weekend in Manchester at the Innside Hotel. We actually landed in Liverpool and traveled by train and bus to Manchester. Even though it is a bit scary sometimes I love using public transportation when I’m in new places. It gives me a feel on how it would be to live there. We did also try out uber for the first time though, genius.

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We spent a lot of time at the hotel during our stay in Manchester. Of course we got to do some shopping, eating out and checking out the Manchester night life, but we both had the flu so we really needed a lot of time recovering in bed. You know how good your bed feels when you’re sick, right? Well, a hotel bed feels even better! And the sheets are fresh and clean every night.

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The hotel was pretty nice too. I loved the colors in the room, and outside. It really stands out. Innside was just a short walk from the train station, and to the mall, and there were restaurants and nightclubs just around every other corner. Ordering room service was kinda pricey so we were very pleased with the location.

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I probably should have taken some photos before we messed up our hotel room, but we both went straight for the bed every time we came in that door. And lets be honest, hotel rooms are neat for 5 minutes before you start unpacking and jumping on that bed. But I wanted to show you the room anyhow! I just loved this open bathroom solution, we both did. We even talked about wanting this kind of solution for our master bedroom one day. The glass door on the left is the shower and the black door next to it is a toilet.

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My favorite part about the room was the mirror over the sink. It had built in light, perfect for doing makeup or taking selfies. A lot has happened in the past year and I haven’t had my mirror and lights up in my makeup room at home so it felt so good to finally do my makeup in great lighting again! The design of the mirror was so elegant and simple too, I just wanted to pack that thing down in my suitcase and bring it home with me.

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Those of you who follow me on snapchat (@jeanettemariea) already know why we were in Manchester that weekend, but a post about it is coming up. Because it wouldn’t strike me as a first pick place for a weekend get away, but we are most definitely going back – he insists.

So for next time;

Any tips on things to see and do in Manchester?