Belfast Report (boring no punting warning)
Home from NI..............Was a enjoyable/busy week, realize now why it was so hard to get into ParisB recommended hotels, the early part of the week The G8 held their summit near to Belfast so many journalists support staff etc booked up every room, restaurant etc from Monday - Weds........and by the looks of things all the w/g'S as well.
Anyway flew over on the Sunday, got to my hotel (Days Inn) and relaxed in hotel for the Sunday evening, was surprised how compact Belfast is as a city and how vibrant it also seems, although I got the impression there are areas best not to stumble into !!!!!!
Minor changes to routes/driving etc all linked to G8 & NOGo areas and so early part of week was work hotel luxury wank bed, work............by mid week a couple of clients took me to various Bars in & around the Waterfront I fell heavily off the wagon
Also was given good local knowledge of do's/dont's no football shirts celtic/rangers/hibs/hearts etc was a key one as was not bringing up the troubles or Maggie or offering an opinion etc on these issues in case some nutter takes um bridge........no going to certain areas after dark, the usual city precautions
On a side note my next visit in 6 weeks or so im taking my golf clubs and trying a few courses and also have been invited to stay the weekend with a clients family & do some sightseeing!!!!!!!
I did get to do a drive through to see the house murals along Shanklehill road etc...........strange to see kerb stones FLAGPOLES etc painted to reflect the area one is in!!!
Anyway by mid week was happy to try to get an incall in but its seems a lot of the w/g's were 'resting' after the busy few days earlier in the week so couldn't agree anything i was happy with, and in truth was happy not to as I wanted to get the feel of the place, city etc and now done this will be happy next time when hopefully things less busy to get punting..........
anyway thanks again to all those who offered advice/good wishes