Have you ever visited Detroit? Do you know someone who has been to Detroit? Having recently visited I would be surprised if the answer is ‘yes’. Detroit is not somewhere I would have chosen to visit but a recent opportunity for my husband led us there just a few weeks ago. We initially knew very little about the city, other than that it was the home of Motown music, birthplace of house and techno and that it went bankrupt not so long ago. A little bit of online research revealed that Detroit has one of the highest crime rates in the USA (but a safe downtown area) and that over the past 60 years the population has declined by two thirds. The city of Detroit could geographically contain the whole of Boston, San Francisco and Manhattan but has only 28% of the population of those combined cities combined. So we knew we were about to visit a city that has been having some hardships, and really weren’t sure what to expect.
Welcome to the blog! I'm Rachael; Belfast born but resident of the gorgeous Newcastle upon Tyne. I'd love to share with you some of the food, design and culture this city has to offer, and some of the things I love in life. Enjoy!
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