This past weekend, the acting and IES Abroad students traveled to Northern Ireland. Here's the places we visitied, and the weirdness that ensued:
1. Castle Ward, Game of Thrones Winterfell set
Archery, mountain biking, campfires, rain, mud, despair.
2. St. Patrick's Cathedral
Supposedly Saint Patrick's official burial site. The keeper was skeptical and sassy.
3. Belfast, woo!
We stayed there for approximately 30 hours. Technically a visit, yeah?
4. The Dirty Onion Bar
Hip and chill. Very European.
5. Carrick-a-rede Rope Bridge
Terrifying, thrilling, inspired me to become a hermit.
6. Bushmills Whiskey Distillery
Tried twelve year old whiskey. Grand.
7. The Smuggler's Inn
8. Giant's Causeway
No one cares if you climb past the "Don't Climb" signs. It's worth it.
9. The Peace Wall
Kind of an oxymoron in theory and practice.
10. Hillsborough Castle
This is where the Queen stays when she visits Northern Ireland, which according to the tour guide is apparently never.
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