National Geo Traveler had a piece on twenty great places to visit in 2012; happy to see I’ve been to a few. Belfast was on the list and I was very happy to see that. I was there about a year ago for my 3 visit and all of them great. Better yet is to see the changes since my first visit, during the “Troubles”. Belfast is growing, lively and traveler friendly.
While there I was taken to the Titanic Quarter to see what was a building under construction. That building should be opening this April at a cost of 152 million, housing an interactive Titanic Center. It isn’t well known but some of the brightest minds who developed some of the worlds best scientific developments, writers and actors also seem to bloom in the city. I highly recommend staying at the amazing Merchant Hotel if you visit. For a review head to my new blog, Checking In.