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Belfast Day 1

The first thing we chose to do today was visit the Titanic Museum in Belfast (where the Titanic was actually constructed). The entry ticket was a whopping £18.50 = $24 a person!! Sorry, what kind of museum is worth $24?!?!?! Regardless, I really wanted to go, so we did and let me just say, it was worth it. The museum was super interactive, very well sequenced, and even included a ride (what? Yes!). We were able to see how large ships were constructed back then, what it did for the economy of Belfast, and of course, all about the Titanic. We were able to follow along with people who were on the Titanic (crew, first, second, third class, musicians, survivors, and those who didn't make it). We saw video footage of what it looks like now 2.5 miles under the surface. Matt got to try out a morse code message since they used men aged 21-25 who could type at least 25 words / minute. And he passed! Remind us that if teaching doesn't work out...KIDDING!!

For dessert, we found a gelateria for Matt's first sampling of gelato. Yum! One of my favorite things about Europe. Matt found gelato to be "very creamy and overhyped." Disregard that. It's wonderful. He doesn't know what he's talking about. I tried a ricotta flavored gelato which combined two of my favorite things- cheese and ice cream! It sounds kind of gross, but I promise you it was heaven! I wish I could bring some back for all of you! Stuff it in my pockets, right dad? ;)

Posted by rniewiada 13:50 Archived in Northern Ireland

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