"I have to go back, there's still so much to see!" Top 5 Page for this destination Isle of Man by christine.j
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It seemed to me that hardly anybody in Germany had heard of the Isle of Man. When I mentioned I'm planning a trip there, people said :"Oh, it's one of the channel islands." Or they confused it with the Isle of Wight. One exception, though: Motorcycle enthusiasts. They knew all about it, much more than I did. Before I started reading about the Isle of Man, I had never heard of the TT.
From Germany it's easier and faster to get to Ireland than to the Isle of Man, which is actually closer to Germany. I decided to take the ferry, since I was going to be in the Lake District before, but when my husband joined me he had a seven hour layover in Manchester. To get back to Germany in one day, we had to travel to Dublin first and then take a plane to Germany.
But once you're there, you're welcomed in both English and Manx.
I had got good advice on the forum here on VT and I had been forewarned that it would be wet. Well, let me tell you,it was!
It was raining a lot and despite a raincoat and an umbrella I was soaked a few times. Luckily it also stopped in between and the breeze helped to get dry again. I also had a very nice day, with just some light rain, fortunately for me this was when I was running the half-marathon, so I felt really lucky.
I loved the island and I plan to go back and see much more of it.
- Pros:A wonderful atmosphere, not too hot, very diverse
- Cons:Hard to get to, but maybe that's a pro
- In a nutshell:Not only for motorcyclists
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