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Then I went and found a shop I didn’t know existed.
An actual Ben & Jerry’s shop.
Now, British people would be shocked, but I’ve never actually had B&J.
But I tried and I LIKED!!
So I had my icecream, my book and my beach. Set for the afternoon!
I spend a long while putting on sunscreen too (learnt!).
And then, it was time to take the bus back to Belfast and sleep of the heat!
Lisa xo ...
... even more real having Neil with us, who's lived through some of this in his lifetime (he's 26). I found myself trying not to cry for most of the tour. To think how much of this I didn't know, or didn't really understand. Anyway, the tour lightened slightly once we visited the Peace Wall where we signed our names amoungst the likes of Justin Beiber and Rihanna. I'm so happy to see the progress that has been made in Northern Ireland, and that conditions have improved ...
... to her and many other Catholics who died in The Troubles later on in the Catholic section.
What was most noticeable was the huge ‘Peace wall’ built to keep the Nationalists and Loyalists away from each other, with gates that were locked each night. This enormous wall is covered in graffiti, and we added our names to it, just as Bill Clinton and various dignitaries had in years gone by. ...
... even know how to get up onto it! We then cooked up a mean tuna pasta for dinner and had an early night.
Monday 19th March
Today I woke early to go to the shop to buy some breakfast and snacks for the day. Got back to the hostel and had my cereal for breakfast when I got a call from the tour guide asking us to be at the meeting point ...
... Ulster Museum is home to local and ancient history. An Egyptian mummy is permanently on display.
For those keen to venture further into the suburbs then I would recommend a visit to the Belfast Castle. The castle situated in its own grounds at the base of the Cavehill makes a picturesque setting. Tourists are welcome to explore the castle – visiting the wine cellar in the basement ...