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My day at the Commonwealth Games

‘What’s that orange drink?’ An Australian woman in front of me in the queue at the SECCC queried to the Glaswegian Cashier. The young Glaswegian looks perplexed, ‘Irn Bru?’ She nodded, ‘What does it taste of?’ The cashier faced the hard task of describing the taste of Orange carbonated sugar. 672 more words

IRISH BREW - Northern Ireland's Commonwealth Moment

~ By Rustom Deboo

  Cricket has been part of the Commonwealth Games only once, i.e in 1998 in Kuala Lampur, the Malaysian capital. Sixteen countries took part in the event, consisting of 50-over-a-side List A matches. 709 more words


Over the sea, found poetry…

On the last day in Belfast, Northern Ireland, I went for a rainy walk with clips and poems in hand. Hung from trees and rustic door handles, nestled in mossy logs and tires, resting on window sills and table tops, my poems each found their place. 98 more words

Pop Up Poetry

You Don’t have to be Muslim to have sympathy for Gaza….

But in Northern Ireland it appears you do have to be Republican.

This is a little off course from my other posts which focus solely on Northern Ireland but given that Northern Ireland seems to be so interested in the Israel/Gaza dispute I thought I would have my tuppence worth. 1,321 more words

Lough Erne Golf Club - Northern Ireland

This morning we checked out of the lovely Harvey’s Point Hotel and drove towards Enniskillen which is across the border in Northern Ireland. It took just over an hour. 403 more words

Northern Ireland

Belfast Rose Week

More roses today.  About a month after London’s roses peaked (and starred in this post), I headed 500km northwest of London to Belfast, where summer comes later, and Rose Week is celebrated in July. 123 more words


War tourism: Tour operators taking advantage of growing interest in travel to conflict zones

Moshe Gilad reports for Haaretz:

‘It’s a thin line between morbid curiosity about the catastrophes of others and a genuine desire to understand the world’s most sensitive areas. 132 more words

Middle East & North Africa