Francis Court Hotel
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... we ask the obvious question and then get whisked away, my alarm bell goes up as the whisking away usually leads to someone selling you timeshare. Not the case this time, we get lined up in a queue to now wait for the next available tour along with the many other short tempered Germans who have arrived on a 3000 people Cruise Liner, I'm sorry but I still think most of those Germans haven't got over losing two wars. Off we go and look for all things in Belfast ...
... 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 ...
... We then went to the Guinness factory in the afternoon which was great! The factory was in the shape of a pint. We both got an award for pouring the perfect pint of Guinness (even though I think mine was better but Ross just sweat talked the lady into giving him one too haha) but Ross had to drink them both because I have to say I was not a fan! The next day we picked up our car and began the drive south. We travelled through Kilkenny and decided to beat ...
... and came across Audley's Castle. Just lots of pretty scenery all around.
Once in Belfast we were informed of the rioting and given background on the Orange Men. Along with that came a map of roads we were not to walk down at night. Needless to say we mostly stayed on campus at night.
July 15 - We took a bus tour around the city. They weren't sure if we would be able to see everything in the event that police still had roads blocked off but we were fine. ...
... but within a few hours I soon learned that this was the normal means of communication between locals. What sounded like an argument to me really was just a 'Hi neighbour how’s it going’.
Being a Friday, I thought my first stop would be the newly opened Titanic exhibition to avoid the two hour long queues I had been told to expect on a Saturday. I called a taxi to pick me up, and in the age old taxi tradition the driver wanted to talk to me. Also not a ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking