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Throwback Ron Travels: Blackpool, England and The Illuminations

After spending half a day in Liverpool, Paul’s family and I went to Cheshire Oaks Designer Outlet to shop with our eyes because that place is ££££££. But if you’re searching for /affordable/ designer products, it’s definitely the place to be since it’s much much cheaper than your standard retail price.

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There are also a few restaurants in it such as the Ed’s Diner which has the yummiest peanut butter shake ever.

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After our quick side trip in Cheshire, we went to Blackpool to see the Illuminations. It’s an annual lights festival which displays almost a million light bulbs spreading across 10 km along Blackpool’s promenade. It lasts for 66 days from the end of August ‘til the start of November every year except last year, when I visited, which lasted for 73 days, the first time since it started back in 1879.

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Along the “promenade” or the Golden Mile which stretches the length of the town

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Madame Tussaud’s behind me famous for their wax figures, their more famous branch situated in London

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The Blackpool Tower is famous attraction in Blackpool which is inspired by the Eiffel Tower

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Trams decorated appropriately for The Illuminations

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Blackpool’s Central Pier

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Along the promenade, you’ll come across the Comedy Carpet which is a large /carpet/ filled with typography of songs and jokes which have lasted for generations. It is designed in a cross shape connecting the entrance of the Blackpool Tower to the beaches and the north and south of the promenade.

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Say what

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Well, I was twisting my hair, wasn’t I?

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Contemplating about beer, as you do

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Yeah BUTT

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I’m so cold. Cry.

I have to say, I wasn’t prepared with Blackpool at all. I didn’t know it was seaside. Even though it was summer, it was really really cold during evenings and much more with the sea breeze constantly whoooshing you. So if you’re planning to go see The Illuminations, less skin, more clothes.

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That concludes my visit to northern England. After Blackpool, Paul & I went to see my family in Penkridge/Birmingham and visited the central and southern parts of England. Sadly, this will also be the last time you’ll see Paul. I’m still gutted, looking at the pictures and I have no single photo with him during my visit to the south. 🙁 But that’s for another post. For now, Good Night, Thank You, and May Your God Go With You.

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