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18 Interesting Facts About Liverpool, England

May 13, 2017

Located on the eastern side of the Mersey River in northwest England, the city of Liverpool has a population of 478,580, and is part of a metropolitan area with 2.24 million residents. Most people associate Liverpool as the birthplace of the Beatles. The band that began in Liverpool achieved 17 number one hits during their […]

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Dinner at the James Street South Bar + Grill in Belfast, Northern Ireland

September 23, 2015

One of our most pleasant surprises during our visit to Belfast was the impressive Northern Ireland food. Following the advice of Paul, the executive lounge attendant at the Hilton Belfast, we sought out the Bar & Grill at James Street South for our first dinner in the city. It was a Sunday night and we did […]

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Climbing on the Giant’s Causeway in Antrim County, Northern Ireland

September 21, 2015

Forces of nature generally do not favor straight lines. If you travel to the northeast coast of Antrim County in Northern Ireland, however, you can climb on 40,000 interlocking, straight-sided, basalt columns created by a volcanic eruption 60 million years ago. Each polygonal column has between four and eight straight sides. The Giant’s Causeway is Northern Ireland’s only UNESCO World […]

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Crossing the Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge in County Antrim, Northern Ireland

September 18, 2015

Would you walk across this rope bridge? I paid to walk across this 66 ft. bridge that is nearly 100 ft. above the water below while touring the coast in Northern Ireland last week. Located near Ballintoy in County Antrim, the Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge (pronounced carrick-a-reedy) links the mainland to the tiny island of Carrickarede. Historically, salmon fishermen erected […]

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