A Weekend in Manchester

I'd been to Manchester, once before, years ago.
My dad and uncle and some cousins decided to go for a weekend to see some match, and my sister and I tagged along - and spent the entire time shopping. Needless to say, I didn't see much of the city! So, when friends from Prague asked us if we'd like to join them for a day or two, we said why not! And off we went on our Megabus to Manchester. The bus was about four hours, and super cheap - like £15 or something, return. The only issue was the other passengers - the two guys in front of me immediately put their seats alllll the way back in recline. And I know I'm no Amazonian woman, but I'm pretty tall - so that was not ideal. We stayed in an Airbnb a little bit outside the city - it was about a 20 minute walk, or maybe less, and we passed all the old warehouses and canals which was nice. We even got roped into helping one barge man close the lock after he passed through! Highlight of the trip maybe?! We spent the first day wandering around on our own, as our friends flight was delayed by a cool 24 hours, so we had some lunch and went to see the John Rylands Library which was gorgeous, like being in Hogwarts! And then we saw the town hall on our stroll for coffee. We didn't do much else after that - found a cosy pub and settled in while the rain started pouring! The next day we met our friends for breakfast at the Stovepipe - highly recommended! The full English was deeelish, and it's beautifully decorated. We then went back to the Library as they wanted to see it, saw the Manchester Cathedral, did a spot of shopping, and saw the Roman Forts of Manchester - and then, once again, found a good old pub for some grub and beers! To be honest it was a pretty quick trip, and it was mainly to see our friends so we weren't all that bothered with too much sightseeing - more with eating, drinking and catching up! Which is exactly what we did - have you been to Manchester? Did I miss out on anything amazing?!