Ireland 2: Day 21
04.30.18 | Belfast Hotel | 19:36
When my train arrived in Belfast, the only thing I wanted to do was take a nap. I was exhausted from the club last night (I do not recommend clubbing on a Sunday). It’s not that I party hard or anything like that- I don’t even drink alcohol. I almost fell asleep on the train, but not really, because of all the people around me. Probably the same reason I’ve never been able to sleep on a plane.
So when I check in, I ask the desk clerk what I should do, if I had less than 24 hours. He gave me some good suggestions including a taxi-cab tour. The cab picks you up and drives you around for an hour or so, this way you get your own personal tour of Belfast. It wasn’t too expensive, so this sounded like a great idea. He also suggested that I go to some old prison- way back in “the day”, it was a law that if someone in the prison dies, you can’t bury them in the cemetery because that was holy ground. So, they would bury the prisoners right in the prison grounds. Years later, they have found many of the bodies, but there are still many that are unaccounted for. Plus people say the place is haunted.
I also wanted to go to the Titanic museum that they have here. The clerk suggested I don’t do that, unless I plan on spending at least three hours because they have so much to see there. Since I wanted to fit in other thing, Titanic will have to wait for a future visit, unfortunately.
First things first- I needed a nap. Three hours later, I pull myself out of bed. My sleep was so deep that when I woke up it was time to eat an early dinner. The food was really good here at the hotel, and I have decided that I’m just going to stay in tonight. Let’s make this, my last night in Ireland, a relaxing one. I just soaked in a hot bath for over an hour (a luxury after staying in so many hostels that only have showers).