Monday, July 26, 2010

Cheshire Oaks & Liverpool

UK: Monday (260710); 1345 hours.

I'm writing this post with much pain and disappointment. (Read till the end to know why.)

Oh, I didn't mention about going to Cheshire Oaks (CO) and Liverpool here, did I? I spent the weekend there with seven other friends and just got back yesterday.

We took the train from Sheffield to Liverpool around 7 something in the morning and reached Liverpool around 9 plus. (I can't remember the exact time; the trains here depart at super weird timing such as 0732 and they are very punctual!)


In the train.

This is how I look like if I had only four hours of sleep the night before. -_-


You know, I always had this in mind - if I had loads of money imma buy a big big piece of land and build a house in the middle of it and rear cows and horses and lambs. So nice ain't it?

We headed to the bus stop to take a bus to Cheshire Oaks which was around an hour away.

Which bus to take?

Ahh.. this one!

Bus fare for to and fro.

We were carrying our bags through out the whole time shopping in CO. Did lots of walking in CO itself and not forgetting the "wonderful" walk from the bus stop in Sir Thomas Street in Liverpool to Everton Hostel. Damn kao okay that half an hour's walk. With all our bags and shopping items some more! T_T

Three friends ordered pizzas for dinner.

Maple, Fatt and I ate Sainsbury's instant noodle @ £0.19 each and some Real McCoy's chips. I was too tired and if Maple did not wake me up to eat I would have dozed off until the next morning.

We each paid
£16.67 for the stay in the hostel.

Everyone busy packing.

Four double-decker single beds.

The kitchen.

Forgot to take a pic of the toilet.

Took all our things and set off to explore Liverpool. Hopped onto a bus to the city centre and made our way on foot to Albert Dock. Again I stress, we were carrying all our bags with us. *Roll eyes*

Queen Victoria.

Imagine if this swirling thing was a slide.

At first I thought this was Elvis Presley..

.. manatau it's Billy Fury.

Then we headed for shopping again, in Liverpool One. WITH ALL OUR STUFFS IN HAND AGAIN. *CRY*

Lunch at Buffet Star @ £7.70.

It says: Chinese and Thai Cuisine but I was expecting too much (i.e. tom yum) and got nothing spicy from the buffet. -_-

Three rounds makan + one round dessert.

Stupid seagull standing so nicely on top of the statue.

Fresh lavenders! I'd never like lavenders but omg the scent was really good!

Sorry Yvonne, imma love fresh lavenders from now on.

Headed to the train station as the shops were all closed at 5pm.

Stupid pigeon lifted one of its legs and "shat" there.

Everyone was dead tired and thus, no more pictures.

Now, why pain and disappointed?

1. Carried things everywhere we went and walked everywhere with it. Today I woke up with a pain neck. Not forgetting, my shoulders and back hurts and my legs and arms are aching. That explains the PAIN.

2. People who went to CO and Liverpool One said they didn't had enough of time to walk into all the shops. They bought six/seven pairs of Nike/Adidas/Reebok/Fred Perry/etc shoes each, shirts, branded handbags, sunnies etc etc. We walked two rounds in CO and entered into selected outlets in Liverpool One (because my slippers koyak-ed while walking to the hostel and I had to wear my ballerina sandals and the thing was killing my feet.)

What did I get? You wait for my next post. Then you will understand why DISAPPOINTED. Lol.

Lesson learnt from this trip: I can NEVER EVER be a backpacker. Need to carry all the things and walk a lot and sleep in super eerie hostels (could be with strangers in the same room too!).

I'm gonna end abruptly here. Need to work on my report writing $*&^%@!


ken said...

adult bus ticket?
you're studying there right? if im not wrong, once you get onto the bus you should say you're a student.. then sure got discount price..

that's what i experienced when i was in liverpool lah.. =)

belz said...

[ken] i think that bus don't have student price.

but the bus we sat on to the city centre, the bus driver charged me and another two friends £1 student price but charged the other friends £0.50! -_-