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... and coffee break. While we were stopped, I got some pictures
of some cows grazing next to the gas station. Then we continued on
heading north, driving through Belfast and then getting on A2, the
coastal road. This portion of the drive was incredibly scenic as we
drove along the Northern Ireland coast, the islands of Scotland just
visible on the horizon. We drove through the town of Larne and made a
short stop in the ...
We spent all morning at the Titanic Museum. It covered a wide range of subjects, starting with Belfast's different industries and sources of economy, following with a quick history of ship manufacturing, explaining about the building of the three Olympic-class ships and finally going into the details of what happened on the day the Titanic sank. There were witness ...
... necessary. Every July, the Protestants throw a huge bonfire to commemorate something (I forget what...) Its done right by the peace wall in a field and they pile up old wood and tires and furniture for months to prepare. Everyone gets drunk and "celebrates" and they throw bottles and things over the wall into the Catholic side. Brian said there is almost always violence every year. Why does the city and government allow it, you ask? Excellent question. Because they would say ...
... town centre. Belfast, despite having a population just under 500,000, feels like a big city... or maybe I have just been in Durham for too long.
I explored the downtown core of the city, which is quite compact and easy to access on foot.I passed by the famous Europa Hotel, famous for being the most bombed hotel in Europe. The hotel was struck by 28 separate bombing attacks throughout the Troubles.
Everywhere signs of post-conflict development are ...
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To round off this blog, we also had an amazing international evening at St. Mary's. All of the Erasmus students were asked to bring a tradional dish or dessert from their own country. Marit and myself baked pancakes with cheese!! They were jammie. There was also music and we could sing or play a musical instrument. One of the St. Mary's students accompanied me on the guitar and ...
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