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Travel Blogs from Belfast
... not just solely on the Titanic but also on shipbuilding and life in Belfast. It's fascinating and extremely well done. There's an interactive ride that hits you with heat as you are introduced to the blast furnace and that sort of thing. It was really good. It was loaded with facts and figures, for example did you know they used 23 to s of tallow to grease the slipway for launch?
Then there's some tourist shots from my second 90 minute on/off tour (I don't get on ...
... street which now no
longer have military checkpoints. The Protestant neighborhoods on the north
side of the streets, though, are still surrounded by metal barriers, a relic of
the era of IRA bombs. The Peace Wall is now somewhat of a memorial but one with
lots of graffiti and a regular stop for visitors to sign their names somewhere
along the wall with a message for piece. The driver of a taxi tour kindly
offered me a magic marker to sign my ...
I loved Belfast. She is one of those cities in the tormented history that touches you in the heart. In Western Europe, it seems to be free of wars and conflicts in the world. Yet there is a little over ten years - it was yesterday - Northern Ireland was still at war ... Thirty years of "troubles" between the years 60 and 90, with murderous attacks and urban riots . A story that can be read on the walls ...
Signé Julie On fait la grasse matinée et on part de Portrush, café Tim Hortons à la main. On décide de reprendre la route panoramique vers Belfast parce que selon le barman d'hier soir, ça ne prend que 30 minutes de plus que la route directe. Bref, je pense plutôt que c'était 3h de plus, mais on absorbe! On profite de la vue et on prend des photos mentales. On arrive à Belfast vers 15h et on check-in dans un ...
... so far), some with notes like 'rock paintings' and 'cave stream' to remind us why we tabbed a seemingly inconsequential river or a village in the middle of nowhere. The four (yes four!) guide books we have devoured over the past six months have given us plenty of food for thought. I have learnt about Maori culture, Kauri trees, volcanoes, whales, wine, bungy jumping, glow worms, waterfalls, the list is endless. If we get to do and see ...
Other places to stay in Belfast
Queen's Quarter, Belfast | Hotelfrom $115
King's Hall, Belfast | Hotelfrom $56
Ballynafeigh, Belfast | Hotelfrom $62
Queen's Quarter, Belfast | Hotelfrom $60
Ballynafeigh, Belfast | Hotelfrom $60
Ballynafeigh, Belfast | Hotel
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11 Malone Road, Belfast | Hotelfrom $97
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8 Sans Souci Park, Belfast | Hotelfrom $80
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