Isle of Man has a different currency. It is still pound, but Manx, and better exchange it back upon your return to the Mainland. By the way, the Isle of Man is a financial paradise just like Monaco or Luxembourg.
It is famous for its peculiar breed of cats. Manx cats don’t have a tail or at least their existent tail looks like the rabbit’s one. Unfortunately, we’ve managed to see them only on the postcards.
The food on the island has a lot to improve, but you still can enjoy some seafood (expensive though).
Three legs of the Isle of Man is a pure obsession – still it gets the most interesting flag/symbol award.
Interesting to observe, how proud the locals are of both their ancestors – Celts and Vikings.
Sea kayaking on the Isle of Man is a MUST.
Don’t try to use your phone network! Even with a British card, the roaming will make you a bankrupt.
Having said all that, we can only admit, that we loved this journey. It was a change that we needed so much – even despite strong resemblance to a typical UK scenery; the Isle of Man has its own soul. Peace and serenity, relaxed and friendly people, stunning nature – everything you need to spend some time far from the noise and crowds.