Instead of rocketing our way back down from Scotland to London, Mikaela and I decided to take a few days to explore a couple of England’s popular cities. To be perfectly honest, MTV’s horrible program Geordie Shore was the main reason for our Newcastle trip. A boy from Manchester once told me he loves his hometown, but he’ll never go back. That intriguing negativity alone drew me into the city.
Surprisingly, the two cities blew me away—for completely different reasons.
Clean, classy Newcastle has a smart pedestrian area that leads to a gigantic statue of Charles Earl Grey. A daily market offers fresh food and local crafts. Heading south from the monument, an expensive shopping street lined with modern glass benches takes you to the riverfront.
Newcastle upon Tyne receives its identity from the numerous bridges stretched across the Tyne. From the Millennium Bridge staring west, I counted six. The river…
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