Belfast City Backpacker Hostel
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... station where the lonesome engine drivers pine' ('Cyprus Avenue')
'And walks up Cherry Valley from North Road Bridge, railway line
On sunny summer afternoons
Picking apples from the side of the tracks
That spilled over from the gardens of the houses on Cyprus Avenue' ('On Hyndford Street')
6 Streets of East Belfast
'Oh, the smell of the bakery from across the street
Got in my nose
As we carried our ladders ...
... the rope bridge. We made reservations and had a pick up scheduled for 9:45. At 9:30, we went downstairs for some breakfast and gave a nice hello to a fellow hanging out in the reception area as we walked by to breakfast. We sat down and ordered breakfast, ate and chatted. When we got back to the desk, we were greeted by the same guy we said hi to 15 minutes earlier. Oooops. That was totally the guy there to pick us up. He stood there and waited while we ordered and ...
... hard to comprehend. But it was still fun nonetheless. We learned that Titanic was built in Belfast, but then traveled to Southampton, England to have the insides (rooms, plumbing, furniture, etc) put in. We also learned that during the famine and harder times in Southern Ireland, people migrated to Belfast in search of work. Tons and tons and tons of men were employed by the shipbuilding industry and Belfast really boomed. It must have been soooooo heartbreaking when the ship ...
... in Kingston, ON. I headed up to my four-person room where I met my room-mates for the weekend, Toby from San Diego and Assoud from Reading. After a quick dinner at Wok-A-Molly, a Mexican/Chinese restaurant that satisfied my desire for noodles and my love of puns, the guys and I had a few beers and hung out in the common room. We met Alberto, Simmone and Chiarra from Italy, and played pool and fussball with them, in classic European hostel style, well into the evening. ...
... wait to get to Pearl Harbor.
We left the shop, and came home to decide on dinner. We chose to go to the place we had been thinking about for a couple of days now, the Kebab stand down the street from the Lakeview Manor, the place we stayed on the first trip. The shop seems to have a new name, but it still seemed to offer the same great food. The gentleman who was working was a Oriental lad, and he seemed very nice as he prepared my lamb ...