TripAdvisor Reviews Oakdene Lodge Belfast
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... The most memorable facts about Parliament House were that the surrounding estate has 365 large tress, planted one for each day of the year, and that during the war the building was camouflaged with bitumen and cow dung so that it would not be seen from the air. It apparently took a team of workers 6 years to clean it off and some parts are still a bit black!!
Once again the commentary was profoundly moving and I made ...
... and the mountains and Glens of Antrim to the west. We also saw a memorial to a local hero - Paddy. Paddy was a pigeon who carried coded messages between the Allied forces during World War II. After about 15 minutes, we got back on the bus and continued heading north along the coast. Near the town of Cushendall, the road departed from the coast and headed into a more forested area, where Matthew told us a bit about forestry in the region. ...
... up since Prague and we just thought it was due to the cold but has been getting worse and worse) Something about the sensor had gone wrong so couldn't focus, zoom or basically do anything. ****. We walked the long way back up over the cliffs to get some panoramic views on the way back to the bus. 47 million steps later we were back and had a few minutes to kill so got a couple of ice-creams which capped off a great day - mint chocolate chip - yumo! That night we got home and ...
... still been going to the gym and eating moderately healthy, but I have been beating myself up about not being as strict and diligent as I was at home. I have done a lot of thinking this past week, because it has really been getting to me the last little while. I had to really remind myself why I am in Ireland. Why I have travelled 5000 kilometers away from home without knowing a soul. I'm not here to get fit and reach all my fitness goals. No, ...
... for an ice cream. Back on the bus we were to head to the Bushmills distillery but were informed it had closed early so we would only be driving by it. I felt somewhat cheated at this as already the tour seemed considerably less than advertised. Britt and Brandy had free passes for a causeway tour but this tour had sounded like it included a lot more, and had been recommended in guide books so we had chosen it. Considering the time constraints at each stop and omitting ...
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