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Guns & Butter: Manchester Travel Guide

Manchester Travel Guide is part of Punxsutawney TPOL Trip Report.

TPOL’s Guns & Butter Travel Guide is the best way to see as much as you can in as little time as possible. Here’s how it works – A trip is composed of two factors: Labor And Lazy. The opportunity cost (what is given up) for relaxing and being Lazy is gained by being adventurous in the form of Labor and vice versa. The guide includes inefficient activities i.e., tourist traps that should be avoided and aspirational activities that are worth doing but may be impossible to see given the constraints of time and resources.

This is a placeholder for the Guns & Butter: Manchester Travel Guide. Unlike Belfast, where I actually saw the city by day (see Guns & Butter: Belfast Travel Guide), I did next to nothing in Manchester. To be fair, the reason I came to Manchester was for logistics. It was a quick train ride to Wales (see Guns & Butter: Conwy Travel Guide) and a short flight to Milan, my next destination. With that disclaimer in mind, here is what I did:


Hopefully, the Hyatt Regency Manchester will still be 8k points like it was this time.

a tall glass building with a person walking on the street

China Town

Puerto Rico has terrible Chinese food. Like Belfast, where I had to get my fix of Indian food, I found great late-night Chinese food.

a street with a large archway

a plate of food with a spoon a basket of dumplings a group of dumplings in a containerTPOL’s Tip: Chun Kwan is located at 177 Liverpool Road. Irlam Manchester M44 6DA

Here is what I want to do:

Attend/Teach at the University of Manchester

The area surrounding the Hyatt Regency is part of the University of Manchester’s campus. I loved walking around seeing students carrying coffee, lamenting their commute to class. It reminded me of my miserable time where I failed class after class at the University of Michigan (read Everyone’s Advice Is Wrong . . . Including Mine). If only I had come in the winter, then it would have been identical.a street with people walking on it


Throwback again. The streets are packed with bar after bar.a sign on a brick wall people walking on a cobblestone street


British food may be bland but there were plenty of international restaurants that looked appetizing. I would guess that the pho is great in a cold, cloudy town.a street with signs on the side of a building

Man City/Man U

For me, Manchester United is like Ohio State. I will not support them. I still would like to go to a game at Old Trafford. I attempted to adopt Man City but the fan base seemed to be more fair-weather than dedicated. Hence the name of the stadium, the Quiet House.


I did next to nothing in Manchester. It was a failure for content for a Guns & Butter Travel Guide, but like Calculus at UMich, I can always audit the post.


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