Tag Archives: Manchester City

Quirky Manchester

For my latest football trip to Manchester to watch the City v United derby, I decided to linger a little, so stayed the night and took a walk around Manchester’s Northern Quarter next morning. First up in the quirkiness stakes was my hotel. I stayed in the newly completed Ibis Styles hotel near Piccadilly Station. […]

Champions League

Following up from my Manchester post yesterday, City have drawn Dynamo Kiev in the first knock-out round. I was in Kiev in 2011 as part of a train trip that took in Budapest, Bucharest, Moldova, Crimea and Ukraine – you know where you can read all about it! (On The Beaten Track). The Champions League […]

Deutschland in Manchester

This week I paid a visit to Manchester to take in the City v Borussia Monchengladbach European Champions League match. Borussia play domestically in Germany’s Bundesliga. As Manchester has made Lonely Planet’s top ten cities to visit in 2016, I decided to break my normal routine of hotel-pub-match-pub-hotel and get there earlier than normal to […]

Friday Photo 2

This photo was taken in snowy Nyhavn, Copenhagen in February 2009, where we were treated to a winter wonderland. I had taken Mrs Wilbur for her first visit to Scandinavia on the understanding that she accompany me to the FC Copenhagen  v Manchester City UEFA Cup match. I had been to Copenhagen several times on […]

Manchester, UK

Lonely Planet has one British city in their 2016 top ten. This is a city that I have visited on dozens of occasions so here a few pics of mine depicting some of my personal Manchester moments…