Day 3: Titanic Museum, Victoria Square, Game 2

Day 2 was right back on the Titanic to the Titanic Museum! Just opened in March, the Museum is the largest Titanic Museum, extremely detailed, and very engaging. We saw the costumes worn by Jack and Rose in James Cameron’s award-winning movie, “Titanic”, relics of the carpet, china, and furniture from the boat, and a walk-through exhibit explaining the construction, history, and fate of the monstrous boat. There were encased examples of first, second, and third-class cabins, a 1:48 model of the ship, as well as a touching tribute to the thousands and thousands of lives that were taken in the making of the boat and its doomed sinking. Continue reading

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Belfast Bus Tour and Game 1

After a hearty Irish breakfast of sausage, eggs, bacon, toast, mushrooms, and potato pancakes, we walked out of the hotel to find a double decker bus mimicking the Titantic! Why the Titanic you ask? The Titanic was actually built in Belfast and made its last port departure from the Irish city!

The bus took us all throughout the city of Belfast for a guided tour. The guide explained to us the history of the city including the suffering that has occurred due to engrained political conflicts. We drove past City Hall, Victoria Square (a shopping and tourist area), Continue reading

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Women’s Basketball Lands in Dublin! Spends their first day in Belfast.

Greetings from Belfast, Northern Island!

We are currently relaxing in our apartment-style housing outside of the city of Belfast after dinner. But let’s start at the beginning:

We planned to leave Haverford at 4 pm and 99% of the group stuck to that plan. Rachel was hanging out in the city of brotherly love waiting for her new, expedited passport! In the midst of school work and packing, Rachel misplaced her passport and realized approximately 4 hours before the flight. But where there’s a will, there’s a way and Rach made it happen! Continue reading

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Heading to Ireland

Victoria Sobocinski ’13 will be blogging from Ireland during her 2012 Fall Break.

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