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... for me as an engineering student.
Granted, it's not like I'm always working! Even though I'm being paid out of the US for this internship, I'm actually entitled to a few paid vacation days, which is pretty sweet. I took off this last Thursday and Friday to make it to the biggest day of the Galway Races with a group from FWM. This is a huge deal; think the Kentucky Derby, but for an entire week. I had a great time, then headed back up to Castlebar on ...
... And so much to do. However, there are a few places I feel are done and dusted and wouldn't go back to. Vietnam was wonderful... But there's just so much of the same that I feel if I went back I'd be bored. Halong Bay is meant to be amazing however and I didn't get around to that so I suppose in the future I might wanna do that. In Aus, I wouldn't need to do Fraser Island or all the wee towns in between. Fraser was a highlight... But a second ...
... it the Belfast Agreement.
Our guide, Ken Harper, lived through "The Troubles" and drove a cab and still drives a cab. He is insightful and no question is off limits.
I have addressed some history in previous blog entries but it is worth repeating. About 400 years ago, King James I resettled Ireland with British and Scottish settlers who brought with them their firmly held British culture. The Irish held ...
... br> It was certainly back to reality for me, good old hostels, oh how I'd missed you!
I stayed at Paddy's Palace which has a good location and good price, everything you really need to be honest.
I ended up catching up that night with the family that gave me a lift for a number of drinks until the early hours of the morning...what other way to spend your last day in Belfast/Northern Ireland!!
... to world.
Day 2 bangor
First stop tesco. What a great supermarket! A cross between paper plus, farmers, vetro, farmer's market and woolies. Everything one could imagine! Awesome quality and excellent prices - even w conversion. Stocks obtained and back to our pad. Forgot to mention house equipped with kids play house out back - nice.
Cunningham family arrived early arvo so quick catch up before first of wedding festivities.
All piled in ...