Monthly Archives: July 2014

Experiencing the Titanic in person

Before leaving Belfast, there was one last place to visit – The Titanic Belfast Experience. We had a couple of hours before getting on a plane so we walked to the museum since the Giro D’Italia race was still going on and streets were closed off and buses weren’t going by the museum.

Growing in the 90s, I remember going to the movie theatre to watch the movie “Titanic” on the big screen and thinking “wow, that was a great love story and that ship is beautiful” but actually seeing artifacts and learning the story of the ship was a completely different experience. Being able to see history in person makes you appreciate it that much more.

Enjoy!

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Giant’s Causeway and Two Castle Sightings

While in Belfast, we decided to take a day trip the Giant’s Causeway. Booked the Giant’s Causeway Day Tour from Belfast through the Viator website. L booked the tour so I didn’t really know what to expect but it turned out to be a fun day despite lots of rain and wind. Not only did it include the Giant’s Causeway but we also saw other attractions:

  • Carrickfergus Castle (castle #2)- we didn’t have to the chance to go inside because of time constraints but it was beautiful from the outside.
  • Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge – This is a bridge that links the main land to the small island of Carrickarede. It was terrifying to cross the 20m bridge but the view on the other was beautiful – even with all the rain and wind.
  • Dunluce Castle (castle #3) – a medieval castle that was built on the side of a cliff. An unfortunate placement of the kitchen resulted in it falling into the water.

Now, onto the Giant’s Causeway itself. Upon arrival, we got our audioguide (included with the tour) and we started to wander down to the Causeway itself. It was truly a wonder! The basalt interlocking columns were really tall. We also got to walk on top of columns by  the water. Seeing the columns in person definitely makes you feel small in this world. Not sure about visiting the Giant’s Causeway, here are some images to convince you otherwise.

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