Chimney Corner Hotel
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... on the grounds of city hall. We decided to have dessert before dinner and there were many pastry makers willing to oblige. Then we found a burger food truck and my goat cheese and jalapeño had to be the best burger I had ever had. Then we departed for the hotel for a quick rest and finished out the night walking around by Queens College, right down the street from our hotel. The college town atmosphere was reminiscent of home. ...
Today is Mother's Day. Normally every year, my sister and I go to a local shop, and get our mom countless potting flowers for her to put throughout her beautiful gardens around the house. This is despite her telling us to not spend any money on her, because she doesn't need anything (a common occurrence for her birthday and christmas as well). Well this year, I can't do that because I am 5000 km away.
So Mom, you got your way today. But ...
Massive waves of European emigration to the Americas created a large demand for big ships. Harland and Wolff was a company that filled this new demand. By 1900, they owned an 80 acre shipyard which employed 10,000 people who soon got to work on a new class of ships - the Titanic and the Olympic. First ordered in 1908, it took two years simply to prepare the dockyard to build these metal behemoths, including installing a 200 ton floating ...
... all the international students to attend, and get to know one another. It wasn’t long before a trip to the nearest pub was planned for the same night (when in Ireland?). So a few hours later, we all headed out to the Lighthouse Pub down the road. It wasn’t long before I realized I would be getting to know people from all over the world, whose lifestyles ...
... are so many sad stories and unfortunately as in any civil unrest, so many innocent lives lost in such a recent history.
After a fantastic introduction in to the history we took another tour called the 'Black Cab' tours around the murals in Belfast. The murals are done by locals and are tributes to the people that lost their lives during the Troubles. Belfast is still distinctly split in to two areas - ...