A Belfastian History Lesson
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August 7th, 2007 – by: gwizzle17
The next day, we decided to delve a little more into what made Belfast, Belfast. By this, I mean we took a tour of history by taking the black-cab taxi tour of the city's important murals and the Peace line. I won't go into the history of the "The Troubles" and the Catholic/Protestant conflicts here(you'd be better off wikipedia-ing it anyway), but I can say that the murals were really amazing and definitely worth the trip. Our driver told us the stories behind each one, took us to meet a former army guy, and let us get down and sign the Peace wall with our well wishes.
The morning of the day we were to leave Belfast, we took a walk down to the Botanical gardens, which were only a couple blocks from our hostel. We had ourselves a little picnic with some "Belfast Baps" (just rolls), and just looked at all the beautiful flowers. My favorite part was definitely the rose gardens, as I don't think I realized that many different types of roses existed. Quite enchanting. =0
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