Highways Hotel Belfast
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... I couldn't believe the extents that this city has gone to to make everything separate. There is still so much tension in the city and violence that occurs because of it. There is a large peace wall that separates the two in the middle of the city, which everyone signs. Famous people including Bill Clinton, Rihanna, and even Justin Bieber have signed this wall, and they gave us the opportunity to add our names to it as well!
... 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 ...
... and mashed potatoes, finished off with the most wonderful honeycomb cheesecake and ice cream.
Tomorrow we are off to Giant's Causeway and to walk across the Carrick-a-Rede rope bridge. The rope bridge looks like something I would **** myself on and then fall off, but I just have to do it. How I would regret it if I didn't. Maybe I can snag one of my mom's ativans before I head out. Here's to hoping I don't die.
... in a street called Bread in East Belfast
Where Georgie knows best ...' ('Ancient Highway')
5 Cyprus Avenue
'And I'm caught one more time
Up on Cyprus Avenue
And I'm conquered in a car seat
Not a thing that I can do
I may go crazy
Before that mansion on the hill ...
I think I'll go on by the river with my cherry cherry wine
I believe I'll go walking by the railroad with my cherry cherry wine
If I pass ...
... is not in the water right now). We walked through the yard where Titanic and the Olympic were built. On the ground some lines were marked to show us the outline of the ships and how they were situated back when they were being built. We read the various plaques around the area and learned some new facts about the Titanic and the fleet of ships built with her.
By the time we had finished with the Titanic exhibit outdoors it was dark. ...