PAM ANN Rocks Manchester Pride 2011


PAM ANN Rocks Manchester Pride 2011  |  Manchester, UK  |  Pam Ann landed in Manchester Pride 2011 and as usual rocked the crowd with her carisma and sassy sense of humor. Pam Ann is the air hostess alter-ego of Australian comedienne Caroline Reid. Performances focus on the nuances of air travel, identifying the individual quirks of some of the biggest international airlines and their media stereotypes. Her style leans towards camp humour, in the vein of Kathy Griffin and Chelsea Handler. The character of Pam Ann has developed a cult-like following and fans include Madonna, who describes Pam as “cruelly funny”. Continue reading PAM ANN Rocks Manchester Pride 2011

Ridding the TRAM in Manchester

 Ridding the TRAM in Manchester  |  Manchester, UK  |  Moving around Manchester is very easy, and the tram Metrolink system is one the top options. Greater Manchester’s Metrolink network is one of the most successful light rail systems in the UK, carrying nearly 20 million passengers every year. There are three lines which run from Bury, Altrincham and Eccles into Manchester city centre. A network of 37 stops covering 37 km (23 miles). A fleet of 32 trams served the existing network until December 2009 when the first of our new trams was introduced.  The size of the network is being increased, with four new lines, a fleet of new, state-of-the-art trams, new ticket machines and improved passenger facilities and information. We took the Tram to go to/from Piccadilly Gardens station to MediCityUK, the brand new modern waterfront district of Manchester City. FYI one of my favorite areas of this city.  CM

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The Candlelit Vigil at Manchester Pride 2011

The Candlelit Vigil at Manchester Pride 2011  |  Manchester. UK  |  Last night I assisted, during the closing events of Manchester Pride 2011, to The Candlelit Vigil ceremony of Manchester Pride 2011, by George House Trust. A very emotional evening with very moving and touching speeches and performances, that make us remember that PRIDE is a moment to celebrate and be merry, but also the origin of PRIDE is to demonstrate LOUD and PROUD in favor to equality and rights. Continue reading The Candlelit Vigil at Manchester Pride 2011

Manchester come and fall in Love with the cotton city

Manchester come and fall in Love with the cotton city  |  Manchester, UK  |  invited by Visit Manchester, American Airlines and Machester Pride 2011, I spent a full week in this vibrant and charming city, which is one of the top destinations to be visited while in the UK. Only a few hours by train from London (by Virgin Trains), and with multiple connections to Manchester Interntional Aiport from all Europe and the Unite States. A brief into to Manchester into this post and follow or current and upcoming post on hotels, restaurants, tours and tips by clicking on the Manchester category. Trust me if you do not wake up in the morning from a beer hangover, then you have not been or experienced the real Manchester. I love MCR Continue reading Manchester come and fall in Love with the cotton city

Bolton Markets and UK’s celebrity Chef Gino D’Acampo

Bolton Markets and UK’s celebrity Chef Gino D’acampo  |  Bolton Council, UK  |  Bolton Markets are locater in the Bolton Council in Greater Manchester area, and has been awarded with the Best Indoor Market 2010 by the National Association of British Market Authorities. Every year the host a Food and Drink Festival, a huge marquee which can seat 300 visitors for the festival’s star-studded cookery demos, which we got the chance to experience today with the appearance of sassy celebrity Chef Gino D’Acampo. Continue reading Bolton Markets and UK’s celebrity Chef Gino D’Acampo

Ridding the BUNGEE in Manchester

Ridding the BUNGEE in Manchester  |  Manchester, UK  |  I just can help myself. I love to try all this crazy things, specially when someone challenges me saying … ” Carlos, you wouldn’t do it, would you. ..” HELL Yes. This happened during the FEDERATION OUT of Africa event, which took place during the Manchester Pride 2011 at Academy on Oxford Road.  CM

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Mixology Master Class at The Alchemist

Mixology Master Class at The Alchemist | Manchester, UK | What a better way to kick off your morning than with a mixology session by an expert international barman. Cheers for that and bottoms up right. Well 11AM and 4 drinks on me, but the merit is that I made them all myself. The Alchemist is located in the area of Spinningfields, downtown commercial Manchester. After this great class, I now understand that Drinks & Cocktails are a matter of art and alchemy. Continue reading Mixology Master Class at The Alchemist

MANCHESTER PRIDE 2011 Parade

MANCHESTER PRIDE 2011 Parade  |  Manchester, UK  |  Today was the official 21st. Manchester Pride Parade, and I was there invited by Visit Manchester. We started around 12 noon and walk all around Manchester city escorting the genius and most infamous air hostess PAM ANN, all the way down to Manchester Gay Village. Check out the photos. Continue reading MANCHESTER PRIDE 2011 Parade

Manchester Most Gay Friendly City in the World

20110826-072642.jpg Manchester Most Gay Friendly City in the World | UK, Manchester | Andrew Stokes CEO Marketing Manchester and Carlos Melia at the Media Opening Cocktail for Manchester Pride 2011, at the MINT Hotel. Congrats Manchester for being awarded three days ago with the Most Gay Friendly City in the World. Happy 21st birthday Manchester Pride. CM

Jump on Jet off Manchester Airport Train

Jump on Jet off Manchester Airport Train  |  Manchester, UK  |  If you are not lucky enough to have you privater driver waiting for you at the exit of the baggage claim area like we did, then here is a great, comfortable and affordable option. First TransPennine Express (FTPE) runs from multiple destinations to Manchester Airport. Trains run virtually 24/7 direct to the heart of Manchester Airport, no bus connections and no hassles – it’s the natural way to start your relaxing holiday. Buy your train ticket to Manchester Airport in advance and you could save over 50%. For more information www.tpexpress.co.uk. Have a great trip. CM