This Is The Place

Travel is not just about visiting new places. It’s about experiences, sights, people and connections. Sometimes, it’s about re-discovering a familiar place. Sometimes, it’s about standing together and having pride in where you live.

Manchester is our home. We know it’s streets well. We know the people. We know it’s struggles and it’s successes.

This week was the anniversary of the Manchester Attack. The anniversary of one of the most difficult times our city has ever faced.

Despite the heartache and the pain that people were facing, we came together. We chose to unite as a city, as a people and in defiance of hate.

The choirs and those watching in the audience sang together in one voice and we found a new view of our city. I can’t say it better than these words from Left and Leaving.

As the eyes of the world were on our city, we stood proud, showing how we do things differently here.