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... I was in a year ago from today.
There is no way I can ever pay back my mom for everything she has done for me to get here. She is the most selfless person I know - especially when it comes to my sister and I.
No words can really describe the gratitude I have for my mom. She is my number one inspiration for the kind of person I hope to be as i get older.
I love you Mom. Happy Mother's Day! I can't wait to see you in a few weeks.
... then ushered into the breakfast room for a full Ulster Fry, despite it not being part of my tariff, and given a run-down of things to see and do while in Northern Ireland! If my first hour here was anything to go by, I was going to enjoy my stay in Belfast...and enjoy it I did! I found Belfast a fascinating, yet incredibly poignant, city! Built around the growth of industry, linen and ship-building in particular, it lacks the traditional pulls of tourism, ...
... will ever stop. Kev had to gently remind Erin about the 'Belfast etiquitte' of not discussing sensitive history in public and this put a close to the debate for the time being. After our run we had another superb breakfast, we all ordered eggs benedict. We reckon the last 4 days had been the best 4 breakfasts of our whole trip. Before our drive back to Dublin we decided to have a look at the Belfast city centre. It was fairly small and we covered most of the ground within a ...
... to get you anywhere. So we got a coffee (with Bailey's, since no one was now driving), booked a bus to Derry and got back on the positivity train! Or bus, I suppose.
For those of you interested in learning a little more about The Troubles in Northern Ireland, here are some videos and links the tour guide recommended.
... of a Black Cab tour through West Belfast is, of course, the political murals. A few of them address the peace process, a few of them advocate reconciliation; but most of them are explicitly, even aggressively, sectarian. Both sides of the long "peace wall" between Shankill Road (Loyalist: that is, to the Queen) and the Falls Road (Irish for a united Ireland) celebrate ...