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Travel Blogs from Belfast
morning, we had a wake up call for 430 and after getting our stuff
together, we caught a taxi to the Dublin Tourism Information Center. We
swung by the convenience store and got some breakfast and ate it at the
steps of the former church. Soon, the tour buses from Irish Day Tours
arrived and we got on the one heading to the Giant’s Causeway and
Northern Ireland. Our bus driver and tour guide’s name ...
... with the Giro . I wandered down the Main Street past the town hall and headed across the river to the Titanic district. It is here the start of the cycling starts, with lots going on.
I visited the Titanic museum which was surprisingly good, very modern with loads of interaction, cinemas and cabin mock ups - not bad for one who does not really do museums !!!!
Afterwards after waiting at a bus stop an Irish man came ...
... is gone, you are dead wrong. When we arrived in Belfast at noon, we hooked up with a Black Cab that I had pre-booked. Black Cabs are famous in Belfast for being available to tourists to safely see the city and learn about The Troubles. Basically a narrated and guided tour in an old, black car. Our guide, Brian, was amazing. He first took us to Shankhill road and into some of the Protestant/loyalist/unionist/IRA neighborhoods. The curbs are painted red, white, and blue. The ...
... can last forever. The Good Friday Agreement, part of a massive peace process that went on throughout the 90's, would largely put an end to the conflict, and Ireland today is quite peaceful. The Troubles have made a huge impression however, not only in Ireland but across the UK and the world. In North America, insurgencies are something that happen far away in Afghanistan and Iraq, but here in Britain a large and bloody conflict happened right at home.
... tried out hand-spinning as well! It seemed quite simple, but in reality it wasn’t as simple as it seemed. The foot pedal was quite ************ce you got the hang of it, it worked out quite well! The Hillsborough fort was a also magnificent place to see. It is one of the historic houses of Northern Ireland. William of Orange spent several nights at the Fort on his way South to the Boyne in 1690. The fort is set in ...