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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking
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After a 4 hour flight from St. Johns we touched down in Dublin to sunny skies and a 2 hour drive to Belfast. Driving on the left side of the road can be a challenge but after only two near misses I finally got the hang of it. Arriving in Belfast we gladly left the car in the hotel car park and headed for the nearest Starbucks to satisfy Donna's craving for a London Fog. That done we relaxed at the hotel until the next morning where we took a Black Cab around Belfast ...
... reaches speeds of 60mph. Now, yes it was a balmy 18c, but with a wind chill factor of much less than that and having my receding hair line extended back I now think a more appropriate seat would have been inside. (See photo of this in attachments, with T holding her hair style under a scarf, she thinks she looks like Grace Kelly, I think she looks like I've hooked up with a lady from Dubai). Anyway we see many wonderful sights, some steeped in history, ...
... great Famine in Ireland were put in this prison. The government of Ireland used the prison as a solution for the large amount of beggars wandering on the streets of Ireland (mid-19th century) due to the Great Famine. Beggars had to be cleared off the streets. Although, a beggar got some food in the cell, so they saw it as a means of survival. Moreover, A small hanging cell was also built in the prison and a ...
... downside to this whole experience is that my friends and family are so sick with jealousy no one will speak to me, but it's totally worth it (just kidding guys!).
I'll be writing this blog so that everyone back at Sainsbury's (and anyone else who's interested) can keep up with what I'm doing. Two other future Sainsbury's grads, Hannah and Kath, are also taking part in the scheme so I'll post a link to their blogs when I get them. In ...
... heard of the peace lines or peace walls. How there are a series of barriers in Northern Ireland that separate Catholic and Protestant neighbourhoods. They have been built at urban interface areas in Belfast, Derry and a few other cities and the stated purpose of the Peace lines is to minimise inter-communal violence between the Catholics, whom are Irish nationalists who self-identify as Irish and the Protestants, whom are unionists who self-identify as British. The ...