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West Yorkshire, England | Welcome to Yorkshire

West Yorkshire consists of five  metropolitan boroughs; City of Bradford, Calderdale, Kirklees, City of Leeds and City of Wakefield. West Yorkshire is a county in Yorkshire in the north of England. You’ll find very old structures in some parts of West Yorkshire. It’s largely industrial, but with a surprising amount of countryside.

 Leeds is West Yorkshire’s biggest city and main transport hub. It has the best shopping, dining and drinking, and a modern shopping centre. The city has so many stunning buildings and cultural landmarks to discover. To discover leeds, you need to set aside a weekend to explore and discover the city.

The University of Leeds is one of the largest Universities in the country. The University of Leeds is a public research university in Leeds, West Yorkshire, England. It was established in 1874 as the Yorkshire College of Science.

Leeds-Bradford Airport (LBA IATA) is the major airport in West Yorkshire. It’s a base for budget airline Jet2, and also served by Ryanair, and has decent connections across western Europe.

Fun things to do in West Yorkshire

– Go down a coal mine at Wakefield’s National Mining Museum.

– Watch football: the leading teams are Leeds United and Huddersfield Town, both in the Championship.

– Discover a romantic paradise in the Peaks and Pennines
Location: Holmfirth, West Yorkshire

– Visit: Eureka! The National Children’s Museum in Halifax, England

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Getting around in the UK

The UK, being a small country, has many transportation options. Some cheaper than others. I use the bus for short trips but the train for longer trips. It depends on the cost sometimes getting on a bus can be cheaper than buying a train ticket.
So most times I compare both prices before getting a ticket.

As long as you have time, using a mix of train, bus, taxi, walking and occasionally hiring a bike, you can get almost anywhere in England without having to drive. I’ve been to lots of cities in the UK and can’t wait to visit more.

Getting around in the UK can be confusing as well. I remember my first days in the uk, I missed my train and bus sometimes. There was a particular day I travelled first class on the train. I was sitting in first class while having a standard ticket. I didn’t even realise till I got to my destination and told my friend I was offered biscuit and tea. She shouted and said “Precious, you entered first class” I was like “ehn ehn”. I had no idea about the sitting arrangement on the train.

If you’re in London, the London underground rail network, or “the Tube” is a great way to travel to and fro from central London.

Also so much to learn but very easy to get carried away. The best way to get the most of UK is to travel and explore many cities. My experience so far has been enlightening to say the least.

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Middle East Travel: My flight to Cairo,Egypt

Egypt, a country linking northeast Africa with the Middle East, dates to the time of the pharaohs.
I flew Egyptair, though my flight was 2 hours delayed, I sat at Heathrow airport terminal 2 just scrolling through my phone patiently waiting before we finally boarded the plane.

The service offered to us on the plane was alright, the food was also okay.

Well, we finally arrived in Egypt. Before we landed, from my window, looking down, everything was totally different. Out the plane window the structure of houses were different and I saw desert. The view of sand sea was also exciting to see. Egypt’s deserts have little or no vegetation.

The plane was stopping over in Egypt so we couldn’t go outside the airport but the weather in Cairo was cool and not too hot. I had a safe flight, it was nice flying Egyptair.

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I Visited Scotland

My visit to Scotland this year was amazing. Just so you know- Doune Castle, Scotland: The Game of Thrones Pilot was Filmed Here. One of the most important locations to see may be Doune Castle. Located in Doune, Scotland, this was the location that served as Winterfell during the unforgettable pilot episode of the first season of Game of Thrones.

Doune Castle

One thing I also noticed was that People are really friendly in Scotland, people were willing to take my pictures with a smile on their faces. People are also happy to help direct you when you’re lost, unlike London were no one cares! Passionate and innovative country and you’ll see that clearly everywhere you go.

I took an airplane from London Luton airport to Edinburgh airport, the flight was about an hour. I also visited Glasgow. The trip took approximately 1 hour. Train journeys between Glasgow and Edinburgh typically last 50 minutes during the day.

Glasgow

Also, the houses looked quite different from the houses in England. The buildings in Scotland have different colours, the colour of the bricks used in making their houses is different. It was really fun walking around the beautiful city.

Scotland, most northerly of the four parts of the United kingdom, occupying about one-third of the island of Great Britain. The name Scotland derives from the Latin Scotia, land of the Scots, a Celtic people from Ireland who settled on the west coast of Great Britain about the 5th century AD.

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My Visit To Manchester

I love Manchester! The city is beautiful. Manchester is one of the most exciting places to visit in the UK where everybody and anybody is very warmly welcomed.

Manchester is Known throughout the world as the birthplace of the industrial revolution, the city also has a proud history in science, politics, music, arts and sport.

Although I spent just a day in the beautiful city and I hope to visit again. First, I took a walk around the city centre. Manchester city centre is jam-packed with unique restaurants, bars, shops, museums, galleries and hotels. So much to see and do. It was enough just looking at the city’s beautiful structure.

From the city centre I got a bus that took me directly to the university of Manchester. Although I didn’t go into the university but the view from the outside was amazing. It was a castle like structure. Beautiful…extremely beautiful!!! I was amazed!

The university of Manchester

But my visit would have been meaningless if I didn’t see the beautiful Machester city staduim at old Trafford.
I took the metrolink tram from the city center to old Trafford. Old Trafford Stadium is the world-famous home of Manchester United, and there’s plenty to do there.

I also went into the Megastore, the world-renowned Megastore. From shirts to scarves, mugs to mousemats, everything you could possibly want from United is there. In fact, there are more than 800 product lines available on the shelves.

Well, I’m an Arsenal fan but it’s okay to appreciate another club?.
To an avid Manchester United fan, shopping in the megastore is like shopping in heaven. They’ve got everything there, from the widest possible selection of gifts and training gear to the latest replica kits. Anything, you name it, United Stock it! There is something for everyone. Young and old! You can even get your favourite player’s name and number on the back of the latest Manchester United Shirt.

I had a beautiful experience and a fun-filled trip and would really love to visit Manchester again!