Belfast, Northern Ireland, offers a balanced view of Irish culture

10/19/2011 | San Francisco Chronicle

A trip to Northern Ireland, while no longer perilous, still offers glimpses of a culture that persisted and developed through decades of politico-religious turmoil, Rick Steves writes. Belfast prides itself with its industrial legacy and offers museums and exhibits to commemorate some of its accomplishments, such as the Titanic and the DeLorean sports car. Exploring the city's neighborhoods allows visitors to better appreciate the atmosphere during the Irish resistance and the emotions of its people.

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