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Travel Blogs from Belfast
... ride into Belfast. It is a gorgeous day and the views are beautiful--at times following the coast, then making its way through fertile farmland and winding through little villages.
Upon our arrival in Belfast, I find that the hilton is within walking distance of the station so I roll my way to the hotel, drop off my bags and am off on my adventure for the day.
I walk along the river on a warm, ...
... we were late and then just waited until we got there. Since we were so late, we had to just play in what we were traveling in - so it was a very casual concert indeed for us. We played in shorts, t-shirts, sweaters, converse etc… Under the circumstance of just walking in, opening our cases, tuning quickly, sitting and playing with no warm up - they did well, but it wasn’t their best performance. It was nice to also see Mark and Molly Law - ...
... tip to do check in on line for the next flight and we will be able to get our luggage checked in cheaper. We are on to it. In the airport we felt very safe with the airport police packing automatic weapons, held with both hands against their chest. (What the? This is Glasgow not Northern Ireland) In our very small plane that won't even fit G hand luggage above (now at his feet) off we go. Once up the hostess is quickly wheeling out the trolley and then back into ...
... and ended up walking the whole way to the Center. They toured the dockyard where the Titanic was constructed. In its time it was the largest man-made moving structure in the world. They then headed to the Ginger Bistro and met others from the team for dinner. I had been wanting to eat there, thought it was Asian fusion, but I guess it wasn't, great dinner nevertheless, good seafood, Alan home by ...
... made permanent
Buffer zone between Catholics and Protestents
Catholic area has a housing shortage
Only householders could vote
Bar - they ask if you have a gun; if not, they'll give you one
Hillbillies - origin is King Bill / William
folks moved to the US in the Kentucky area; so they lived in the hills and were loyal to King Bill
McHughs Tavern - established in 1711
J. Swift worked in Belfast ...