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... ask yourself "Where are we?" as though the awe inspiring trip from Edinburgh via the Highlands has somehow transported you out of Scotland and spat you out somewhere in the English countryside. Except it doesn't have a countryside feel. Nor does it feel like a capital city. Like we said, identity crisis.
Our experience in Glasgow is probably no better represented then by what we consider to be the highlight of our stay: A Chinese restaurant. Yep, ...
... is where the Titanic was built and that they had a new Titanic museum, which looked cool. I knew that I had no time to go in it, but I wanted to see it. My real goal was to see some of the Protestant and Catholic neighborhoods, and to see if I could glean some sort of sense on how life really is for these people.
I walked and saw city hall, which was a spectacular building. There was a lot of impressive architecture here. British flags were all over the place. I stopped ...
... in the wrong side'.
On return to the city centre we did some more shopping (getting used to it now) and we went to the top of a glass dome to take in the city around us, I have to say I love Belfast, nowhere near as busy and hectic as London and much more compact so you can take in the history. At the top of the dome was a man called Gerry (now there's a surprise) who looked like Louis Walsh, a bit of craic (I believe thats the term and correct spelling), a photograph ...
... Wow what a cool place. Majorly exciting for science nerds - I could have spent all day there. As could have luka. We only had a couple of hours so it was z super quick scoot around. Worth a look anyone heading to Belfast.
Last but not least, to find a nice pub for dinner. Leave it to Sean Cunningham to sniff out a good spot. Thank you Sean what a winner. We all had a fab dinner including the kids. A lovely way to finish off Ireland.
Great to see you all ...
... to be there.
There was also the Fantasy Football League. Caught up in nostalgia for Northern Ireland, Tottenham (who I supported for a while) and Glentoran.
Teachers I ****** over - Katie Anderson, Fat Patton, Stevie Blakeknox, Duncan McPherson, Billy Cree (apparently he still teaches my brother). NO REGRETS.
Good mates at school - Magoo, Tompo, Paddy Campbell, Scott Callen, Michael Whitford, Colin Walker, McKittrick. I don't ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Free parking