Monthly Archives: February 2009

Liverpool – My Home Part 2

Here’s some more information about my hometown of Liverpool, UK that I started in my last blog post. There’s so much history and culture there and I want to share it with all of you. If you’re considering a visit to Liverpool, let me know if you have any questions.  If you’re been there before, I’d love to hear your thoughts about it.

Musical Liverpool

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Thanks to The Beatles, Liverpool has become a positive mecca for music lovers worldwide. Beatles fan? Then make a beeline to the Beatles Story on the Albert Dock.

The city’s place in the story of pop didn’t start and finish with the Fab Four. Their contemporaries in the Merseybeat scene and musicians as diverse as Echo and the Bunnymen, Frankie Goes to Hollywood, and Atomic Kitten have roots in the city as well as the recent M.T.V. Europe Music Awards 2008 being hosted by the city.

More information about Musical Liverpool

Maritime Liverpool

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Liverpool’s port, the second city of the British Empire, provided the gateway to Britain, and a window to the rest of the world, culminating in the vibrant, diverse, international city Liverpool is today. Maritime heritage weaves a rich thread through the city today, from the

Three Graces on the Waterfront to the Albert Dock, home of the Merseyside Maritime Museum.

The waterfront region was awarded World Heritage Site status in 2004 by UNESCO.

More information about Maritime Liverpool

Fresh Air & Green Spaces

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Liverpool is the centre of a dynamic area containing seaside resorts, breathtaking landscapes, vibrant towns and villages with a host of historic places and stories.

What’s more it’s all joined together by a comprehensive network of road, rail and ferry links that makes destinations a joy to travel to.

For more information visit Mersey Coast and Country

Sport in Liverpool

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Liverpool has one of the country’s most successful football club.  It hosts the world’s most famous steeplechase and being at the heart of England’s Golf Coast, with no fewer than three Royal courses.  To keep on top of the latest regional sport news, I refer to the BBC website.

More information about Sport in Liverpool

Liverpool Telly

For a glimpse of the city prior to your visit, check out Liverpooltelly.com. It is a comprehensive website hosting a library of short programs that reflect the spirit of one of the world’s most influential cities, historic and contemporary.

There are thieves and scammers operating in every major tourist city across Europe. Any travel guidebook will tell you to watch your wallet and jewellery and to keep your money and traveller’s cheques in a secure place. As good as this common sense advice is, you really won’t know what it’s like to have pickpockets and con artists trying to separate you from your money until you hear the first-hand accounts of people who’ve already been swindled.

Liverpool – My Home Part 1

I often miss my hometown of Liverpool, UK.  Whenever I read travel articles, see a story on the news, or hear about it on the radio, all my memories of home come to mind. So I ‘ve decided to share with you all the recent news about Liverpool.  If you have the chance to visit the UK, make a point to see Liverpool.  If you’ve been there before, I’d love to hear about your trip and find out what what you thought of it.

The World Just Got Closer to Liverpool, UK

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Rainbow Travel Blog - Liverpool Merseyside waterfront

KLM Royal Dutch Airlines has announced its intention to operate new services out of my home city, Liverpool John Lennon Airport, thereby renewing a partnership, which first began seventy years ago. On commencement of its 2009 summer schedule, KLM will launch a new service between Amsterdam and Liverpool, connecting the Liverpool City Region with over 100 worldwide destinations on KLM’s own intercontinental network and with over 650 destinations across KLM’s Skyteam partner networks including Vancouver and the rest of North America.

Effective from 29 March 2009, KLM cityhopper (regional airline subsidiary) will operate the new scheduled service three times daily using Fokker 70 jet aircraft carrying up to 80 passengers.

Liverpool is the UK’s fourth largest city, and one of its fastest growing business centres.  In addition the city’s international profile has grown with its recent accolade of the European Capital of Culture 2008 and of course, the home to The Beatles .

What to Do in Liverpool City Region

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Rainbow Travel Blog - The Three Graces

Liverpool attractions greet you on every street – we haven’t been awarded the Capital of Culture title for nothing!

The architecture is world-class, with more listed buildings than any city outside London. The heart of the city and its waterfront sit proudly alongside treasures like the Taj Mahal and Pyramids at Giza as a World Heritage Site. Whether you’re coming to Liverpool for arts and culture or sport you’ll be spoilt for choice in this great city.

Liverpool Arts & Culture

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Rainbow Travel Blog - Albert Dock

The city’s areas of interest extend far beyond the World Heritage Site. In and around Liverpool, attractions to satisfy the mind are always within reach, with maginificent architecture and cultural wonders filling the metropolis as well as the countryside and seafront.

Liverpool boasts two cathedrals which are major attractions in their own right. The Anglican Cathedral and the Metropolitan Cathedral are fine examples of internationally recognised architecture.

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Rainbow Travel Blog - Walker Art Gallery

Many gems of the National Museums Liverpool fall within the heritage site. The refurbished World Museum Liverpool and Walker Art Gallery are housed in this part of town, while the Tate Liverpool and Merseyside Maritime Museum have their homes on the waterfront, at the Albert Dock, alongside the not to be missed Beatles Story. Check out artinliverpool.com for listings of Arts & Culture events in the area.

If you’re looking for theatres in Liverpool, choose from the Everyman and Playhouse, Unity and Empire theatres for a range of contemporary, classic and touring productions.

More information about Arts & Culture in Liverpool

Liverpool Shopping

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Rainbow Travel Blog - Liverpool Shopping

In Liverpool you will find all the national chains like Marks and Spencer for your basics plus many independent shops for those one of kind unique items.  Be sure to visit the downtown area and the historic district to get a flavour for all the variety available.

If fashion is what you’re looking for, then Liverpool is the kind of place where styles tend to make their first appearances before filtering through to the rest of the country. It has become the first place to look for people with an eye on fashion.  The newest and largest mall is Liverpool ONE. Here you will find the latest in shopping, dining, and entertainment.

More information about Liverpool shopping