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Travel Blogs from Belfast
... like completely normal places without people
pushing a sectarian religious agenda. Yes, there are political posters and
graffiti around but those aren’t any different than what you’d see in cities
elsewhere. And instead of Union Jacks, Ulster Red Hands, and Republican
Tri-Colors the flags I saw fluttering all around the rest of Belfast were the
gay pride rainbow flags as the city prepared for its Gay Pride weekend two days
after my visit.
Land ahoy! Four days later we were thrilled to see the cliffs of the northern coast on the Emerald Isle. We docked at 1 PM, and managed to find our private tour group. It was a brand new thirty passenger bus; with only nineteen of us aboard, everyone could spread out and have a window seat if they wanted one. Our driver, Gary, was also our guide, and a charming Irish lad who hailed from Londonderry, Northern Ireland's second ...
There are a lot of interactive things to do and some great history of Belfast is explained. There is noises and conversations as you wander through the exhibition rooms, there are actual voice recordings of some of the survivors telling their stories which is quite sobering to listen to.
So much to see and hear and read and listen too, quite overwhelming actually. Outside is the dry docks where the Titanic was build, there is an outline from ...
... CS Lewis’s fictional castle “Clair Paravel” which was established in his popular series, “The Chronicles of Narnia”. Also Game of Thrones scenes have been filmed here. It was quite rainy in Dublin today so I think we were lucky to escape northward where it was chilly but the rain held off. I don't think we'll escape the rain tomorrow ...
... as Chevlins. Most tourists would look over this place; the unimpressive building sinks into the background. The grey slate stones and run down roof do not give one a feeling of a cosy establishment but vanity isn’t an issue here. For the locals and those who frequent here it is a haven.
The low wooden beams are an intricate maze above your head, so smooth and dark they seem seamless. Not low enough to graze your head but just high enough that the average ...
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Ballynafeigh, Belfast | Hotelfrom $60
Ballynafeigh, Belfast | Hotel$83 average
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Malone, Belfast | Hotelfrom $42