sorry it’s been a few days since i’ve posted. it’s been a bit of a hectic week. but hey i definitely can’t complain especially since i was recently over in belfast, ireland. now even though it was for a quick business trip – spanning just a few days – that didn’t stop me from venturing out in the city.
and wow, did i miss ireland. if you’ve been following my blog, you may have read that we took a trip to ireland last fall. except during that trip we covered the south of the country including: dublin, galway and killarney. so needless to say, i was extremely excited to get to explore a new location and learn more about the culture in the northern part of the country.
it definitely did not disappoint. surrounded by beautiful waterways, i was amazed by how different belfast was in comparison to some of the other places we went. and i can’t help but to highlight probably one of my favorite things from the trip, titanic belfast. located right along the water, it’s actually the site of the former harland & wolff shipyard where the RMS titanic was built. and i don’t know about all of you, but ever since i was little i was so fascinated by the story of the titanic. so to visit where the ship was built, it was like a childhood dream coming true. to be able to learn about how the ship was built and the history behind it, it truly amazes me what they were able to do back in the early 1900s. but i think the most bone-chilling part was hearing the survivor’s voices during the later part of the tour. i could only imagine how they felt after experiencing such a horrible tragedy.
and not only was the exhibit incredible, but right outside was the world’s last remaining white star vessel – the SS nomadic. did you know that the SS nomadic was actually the original tender ship for the RMS titanic?
on top of the fantastic sites, this trip was complete with a stop at a great pub called the crown liquor saloon – which actually dates back to the 1800s. and i mean, you can’t visit a pub without ordering a guinness, right? so naturally – that was the beverage of choice, no brainer! i swear it definitely tastes better over in ireland, but i digress.
though i only got a glimpse of northern ireland, i cannot wait to go back over in the future to explore some more outside of belfast. just another trip added to the long running list. how to prioritize?! i’d love to hear from all of you, what are some of your favorite things to do in northern ireland?
until next time