Stephen Connolly is a freelance travel and culture writer based in Manchester. He came to the city in 2006 to write his PhD on the history of the north of England and never left. He has written for National Geographic Traveller, GQ, and works as a restaurant reviewer for various travel websites. You can find his work on his website or see his face on Instagram. You can also find him in Levenshulme, where he cycles around dodging potholes.