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Belfast in General
Member Name: suzicoole
Belfast in General
Date: 09/11/03, updated on 09/11/03 (92 review reads)
Advantages: experience true craic, friendly people, beautiful scenery
Disadvantages: the hangovers you may experience, you might not wanna go home
I think not. I am a proud Belfast born & bred young woman & I love the craic of living in Northern Ireland. The world has percieved us to have nightly riots, killings everyday & bombs aplenty but I'm on to set the record straight. Stop living in the bygone era of the troubled 70's....time has moved on & so have the folk - (on the whole anyway). Our land is soaked with heritage, history ( good & bad) Passion in abundance. You just need to walk down the road with your eyes open to see how lucky we actually are. Yes I admit our weather is not the best at times but we do not have natural atrocities like earthquakes, tornados, wild fires, and most importantly we do not have huge biting bugs & snakes as long as we are.....contary to belief we do indeed have snakes, they weren't driven out at all haha.....
I think, compared to the rest of the world, and American in particular, that we have a real sense of belonging, everything is sooo huge over in the states. I mean, I'd feel lost, at least here you know exactly where you are, theres not much chance of getting lost.....just head for the sea and you'll always find your way home. It takes just a few hours drive to go from the tip of the north to the bottom of the south....the whole island is at our beck & call so to speak.
The land itself is breath takingly beautiful, paradise on earth I call it. There is so much to go see & do, hiking, camping, fishing, boating, horse riding, gorgeous beaches, lots of forest walks - theres no excuse to be bored..... Nightlife is awesome now, in the past 5 years or so it has been on the up & up, we have loads of trendy bars, fine eateries, traditional bars etc.
The good ol' folk of Northern Ireland are famed for being the friendlest bunch in the world and I would back that up 100% - every family here touched by troubles and still the smile on our faces beam. We have evolved not so much to be hard at heart but to except things, to hold our hea
ds high no matter the pain. We have a great way of speaking - I love it & so does the rest of the world, our accents are like none other. We also have the best wit - dry, sarcastic humour - as sharp as a surgeons scapel - fantastic!! Norn iron folk also know how to laugh at themselves. We celebrate everything....(shhh just between you and me...its more 'any excuse to have a wee drinky & a bit of craic' haha) Oh yes we love a good ol' knees up, a sing song & a barrel full of craic!!
Anyway.....The BBC done a survey recently to ask where in the UK is the best place to live and who came up tops? Oh yes indeedy - Belfast!!....what more can I say??.....the homeland is on an uprising & Belfast is biting back....c'mon throw your caution to the wind - I guarantee if you visit you'll be very very pleasantly surprised!