I saw these dolls at a souvenir shop near the Northern Pier at Blackpool. I thought this too could be something like ‘mind the gap.’ But when I searched the internet for ‘I got soaked dolls, Blackpool’ I found almost nothing. I thought of buying one doll for Chhavi but the face of the doll was quite hard and she is quite capable of hurling her dolls around. So that made me drop the idea.
Given Blackpool’s reputation in certain circles I am wondering if this soaking is about rain or beer? I wonder if anyone reading this post knows more.
Whenever we told anyone we were planning to visit Blackpool, people warned us that it was not a good idea. My British colleagues felt that it was not safe. Or at least that is what I thought they felt. In the above picture can you really see anything wrong with the place? Well I could not. I told a few of my colleagues that you can’t scare people from New Delhi and thereabout from visiting Blackpool.
So a bunch of us visited Blackpool. We had given ourselves very little time so I saw almost nothing beyond this pier area. But I was content, there was water and a sunset approaching and that is enough for me.
But the teasing didn’t stop me even after we reached India. OK, people looked a little more fond of beer in this part but other than that I still hold the same opinion, you can’t scare people coming from New Delhi and thereabout from visiting Blackpool.
I started my India travel blog, Travel Tales from India in 2005. In 2016 I realized Travel Tales from India and Abroad better reflected my writings. I love to walk and ride in metros around the world. I have not been everywhere, I am not even close, but it is on my list. I also quit my job as a professor in 2015, it was a happening year! I did a Ph.D. from IIT Kanpur ages ago!
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