My 5 Favorite Things About Belfast So Far

Some wonderful insights into Belfast’s gems!

The Transplant

Ormeau Park sign Ormeau Park, a popular park in Belfast

Finding new things to add to my life is my favorite part of moving. It is no different in Northern Ireland, where I have already found aspects of living here that I absolutely love. While culture shock is still stressing me out, here are five of my favorite Belfast discoveries.

1. Botanic Avenue

Botanic Avenue Botanic Avenue

I spend a lot of time on Botanic Avenue. It’s an adorable street right off the campus of Queen’s University of Belfast, so it has a strong college vibe. It reminds me of an American college town street, such as Kirkwood Avenue in Bloomington, Ind., or Ninth Street in Columbia, Mo.

No Alibis Bookstore No Alibis Bookstore

There are lots of good coffee shops and restaurants, such as Boojum, which is the Northern Ireland version of Chipotle.

2. Parkrun UK

Ormeau Park Ormeau Park is home to one of the Parkruns in Belfast.

As a newbie to…

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