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Travel Blogs from Belfast
... which was caught up in the wars between the Protestants and the Catholics. The peace wall divides the two areas and at night the gates are closed between 7pm and 7am the next morning. Although the fighting between the two parties has declined and there has been a strong movement forward with reconciliation, it is a process, which in truth, will never deliver a totally peaceful relationship. It certainly was an eye opener. Although very tired at the end of the tour, it was a great ...
... since 1694, described the rocks: "We found none square, but almost all pentagonal, or hexagonal; only a few had seven sides; and many more pentagons than hexagons; but they are all irregular… They always lie as close as possible for one stone to lie on another, so that on the outside of the pillars you can only discern the crack that joins the two stones." In later years, the Causeway became a must-see attraction for wealthy Victorians ...
... and go back. I came to Belfast for a reason though and I was determined to find my hostel and get started.
The city's troubled history is all around you from the moment you get there. My hostel was on the south side of town and there are flags everywhere. Mostly the Union Jack of the UK but Northern Ireland and Scotland have support as well. This is clearly a British Loyalist section of town. I walked around a bit because it was too late ...
... did. She said they think it was more than just a burial site, but a spiritual site. They think the people thought the sun would bring them light and life after death. Struck me hard as I know THE Son IS the Light and the Life! What then really blew my mind is the shape of both tunnels in both sites. Archeologists call is cruciform...the shape of the cross! Small sides extending off the main passage, with a dome at the center of the cross. ...
... as amazing as it sounds.
I could not believe my ears when I was first told about this opportunity. Taste the world involves taking a year out (a gap yah if you like), travelling around the world and working for various Sainsbury's suppliers. Basically it combines invaluable work experience with the opportunity to travel. This whole travelling thing is entirely new to me, which I'm sure will become clear when you read my blog entries! ...
Other places to stay in Belfast
Golden Mile, Belfast | 3 star hotelfrom $96
- Wonderfully helpful staff and accomidation
- Good location
- Really rather good
Golden Mile, Belfast | 4 star hotelfrom $127
- Give it a miss
- Not recommended
- Trip to Befast - November 26th - 28th
Shaftesbury, Belfast | 3 star hotelfrom $84
- Nice Hotel -Shame about the breakfast!
- Could be in any city, in any country
- Overall very good
78 Malone Road, Belfast | 2 star hotelfrom $132
Ormeau, Belfast | 4 star hotelfrom $116
- No complaints
- Nice hotel let down by staff
- Great Place!
Market Quarter, Belfast | 3 star hotelfrom $129
- Value for Money
- Relaxing weekend
- Very impressed
Ormeau, Belfast | 4 star hotelfrom $109
- Leaves alot to be desired
- Would recommend and return myself
- 21st Century Hotel
City Centre, Belfast | 3 star hotelfrom $95
Golden Mile, Belfast | 3 star hotelfrom $103
Golden Mile, Belfast | 5 star hotelfrom $133
Queen's Quarter, Belfast | 2 star hotelfrom $105
- Friendly clean and a great bar to
- Not Good
- Terrible customer service - Never going again
Legoniel, Belfast | 4 star hotelfrom $102
- No Business Suit? Don' t Bother
- Ideal if you are looking for a quiet location superb value for money
- I was impressed enough with the Ramada
Legoniel, Belfast | 4 star hotelfrom $122
- 5 stars!
- A Great Hotel to Stay In!
Golden Mile, Belfast | 3 star hotelfrom $87
- OK, for the price
- Great Location, Great Value for Money
- Great Location
City Centre, Belfast | Hotelfrom $93
21 Malone Road, Belfast | 4 star hotelfrom $120
City Centre, Belfast | 3 star hotelfrom $147
- Not the first choice for a visit to Belfast
- Nice Try!
- Style over substance - Restaurant is a shocker.
Queen's Quarter, Belfast | 4 star hotelfrom $126
Cairnburn Park, Belfast | 4 star hotelfrom $148
Queen's Quarter, Belfast | 3 star hotelfrom $81
City Centre, Belfast | 5 star hotelfrom $286
- Different Class
- Service lets it down
- Beautiful hotel
Linen Quarter, Belfast | Hotelfrom $95
- A good night's stay
- Excellent Hotel
- Ausgezeichnetes Hotel
Queen's Quarter, Belfast | 3 star hotelfrom $126
Queen's Quarter, Belfast | 3 star hotelfrom $108
Blacks Road, Belfast | Hotelfrom $80
Queen's Quarter, Belfast | 4 star hotelfrom $116
- Excellent Hotel - Friendly Staff
- Good location near the university
- Top Notch...