Belfast Travel Blog› entry 13 of 31 › view all entries
I awoke early and was dropped off in Belfast for a day of touring on my own.
First was a (original) Black Taxi tour. It was quite interesting to actually get more into the Shankill and Falls Road areas, seeing it up close rather than just on the TV or in movies. I enjoyed as well having those extra little details from the driver.
Once that was done, I headed to the Belfast Welcome Centre to get more info and check possible purchases. I decided to buy myself a ticket on the hop-on-hop-off bus, then grabbed some lunch at the British Home Store café (they make really good iced tea!).
Finished lunch, I made my way across the street and not long after we were off! I've never sat on the top part, but I soon found out how cool temperature-wise it is up there! Thank goodness I'd come prepared, so I was able to keep warm while getting photos. I didn't get off during the tour, but I was able to get a few decent photos.
After we returned to the beginning, I decided to walk over to a couple of spots where I hadn't got photos from the bus, specifically St. Anne's and the Albert Tower. While headed in their directions, I discovered Writer's Square. Unfortunately I had been too late to visit inside St. Anne's, so I made my way toward Victoria Square, a new mall. It's very intersting in the way it's designed: very open to the air. I couldn't imagine something like that in my part of Canada!
I wandered a bit more before heading home for the evening, hopeful to get a full night's sleep.