I have written about my love for Vietnam, Las Vegas and New York on several occasions. I have even written about my experience in St Louis and compared it to my own home town. But I have never actually written about my city of birth: Manchester.
Manchester will always be home to me. No matter where I travel to or where I may live in the future, Manchester will always be the place I was born and raised and will therefore forever hold a special place in my heart.
In the wake of the UK riots last week, Manchester was one of the cities which were displayed in a bad light in world press coverage due to a small group of angry and unprovoked individuals. It is publicity like this that deters international visitors from experiencing certain parts of the world and invokes snap judgments about the inhabitants of an area. I wanted to write a post that showed how friendly, welcoming and downright wonderful Manchester is and to encourage people to visit the city at least once during their travels in Britain.