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Travel Blogs from Belfast
With the wrought-iron gate rows
I went home and listened to Jimmie Rodgers in my lunch-break
Bought five Woodbines at the shop on the corner
And went straight back to work ...
What's my line?
I'm happy cleaning windows
Take my time
I'll see you when my love grows
Baby don't let it slide
I'm a working man in my prime
Cleaning windows' ('Cleaning Windows')
7 The Castlereagh Road
'Wee Alfie at ...
revolutionaries. We also saw the Garden of Remembrance, honoring those
who had died on a hunger strike, and the security fence that is still in
place. There were several spots where we had to turn around due to the
fence being closed, and I was amazed that Matthew could turn the bus
around on such narrow streets. Then we started making our way back to
Dublin, about a two-hour drive. Although we didn’t get back to Dublin ...
... top of the car because he said it's frowned upon to drive around in Northern Ireland as a taxi from Southern Ireland. David was actually a fantastic little tour guide! He gave us all kinds of history during the 1.5 hour drive and also gave us the Republic of Ireland perspective of the Troubles. The troubles is what everyone calls the period of time of conflict in Northern Ireland. More to come about that later. So turns out he had no Focking idea how to get around Belfast. He ...
... for rain all day, but we got insanely lucky - not a drop and it was clear and partly sunny! We could easily see the Black Mountains on all sides of Belfast! We then took a cab to Titanic Quarter and visited the new Titanic Experience Museum. It's built directly on top of the dock where the famous ship was built. It took us about two hours to get through the exhibit. Was really neat! However we were surprised and bummed to find that they had NO artifacts from the ship! I found ...
... of terror, or valiant fight for freedom? The answer to the question depends on your political views. What we can say is that the Troubles represent a massive human tragedy. 1/16 Belfast police officers would be injured or killed, hundreds of soldiers would die in shootings and bombings, but the brunt of the conflict was felt by innocent civilians; a theme all too common in modern warfare.
In the afternoon I grabbed a quick power-lunch at Subway and then made ...
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