THIS CITY. Can't get enough. I had the incredible opportunity to spend a little over 3 months in this city, living and learning in a brand new place with brand new people. This experience was definitely unlike any other. If I am being 100% honest, my time there included the lowest of lows in my life, but also the highest of highs. And during all of that, I was able to truly FIND MYSELF. Truly find who I am, and who I always want to be in the good, the bad, and the imminent, REALLY ugly. I would not trade my time there for the world!
Here's a few "firsts" I experienced: #1- Walking in heels in America for 1/2 mile isn't the same as walking 5 in Europe (always go with flats). #2- The never failing stares once everyone hears your coffee order in your very-American-accent (which then brought along brilliant conversations) are always worth the time to stop and talk. #3-The casual yet accidental inflection change pick up is totally a win. #4- So is the word "quite" being forever burned into your vocabulary #5- Getting used to public bus transportation isn't as easy as you might think, especially when you're googling which stop to get off at, while also trying to balance the shrinking stairs down the double decker as the bus is screeching to an abrupt stop (I only wiped out once, and in my defense the bus floor was REALLY wet)!
Here are some of my absolute favorite creations from my time in Manchester, shots include Manchester Cathedral, Manchester Town Hall, my favorite park to explore in the first snow we had (my favorite shot!), University of Manchester, Manchester Library, amazing street art, and some of our favorite rooftop-view finds!