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The Marvellous World of The Guinness – Part 2 maí 13, 2006

Posted by herraheri in The Guinness.

Poit! and hello, dear visitor! Today we serve the second part of The Marvellous World of The Guinness. As a starter we offer you the sequel of the thrilling story about The Giant's Causeway, followed by some dazzling whiskey samples. For the pensive wastage we chose a little selection of information about "The Troubles" in Northern Ireland. Bon appétit!

What happened previously…After some sabre-rattling, Finn MacCool a.k.a Batman and The Joker (a Scottish giant) take off the gloves and get ready to rumble: Batman has just built a bridge for The Joker, so that he has a comfortable path coming over to Ireland to visit Batman and beat him up….

Batman was tired, he had not slept for the week cause he had worked on the causeway; he did not feel ready for fighting. He thought about how he could buy some time and recuperate to face The Joker. Finally he came up with an ingenious plan. Quickly he made a large cottage, disguised himself as a baby and climbed inside. Then he waited a loooong time. He meditated and reflected a bit. Finally The Joker arrived at Batman's house shouting, "Where is that coward Batman?". He noticed the crib and the “baby” inside it and his eyes widened in fear. He thought to himself: "My Giunness, if this is the size of the baby, what size is the freakin’ father? Damnit!". Batman climbed out of the cottage and towered above The Joker. This terrified him even more and in fear of meeting the father of this child he turned on his heels and ran like he had never ran before. What a wimp!

The conquered Joker made it back across the causeway to Scotland, not forgetting to destroy it as he went so. Well, that is one version of the story – there are many more to choose from, including one of love and romance. However, historians argue until today if the lover should be Robin or Catwoman.

Giant's Causeway
The last Stop was the Bushmillers Destillery. We learned how they make the
Whiskey and of course we got a free drink. Our guide picked two women and
two men out of our group. They had to taste three different Whiskeys, a
Scotch and a Brandy. Luckily I was one of them :O). At the end we got a
certificate as a Bushmillers Whiskey taster. That's great, isn't it?

On our last day we did a Black Taxi Tour. The guide showed us where the
troubles happened and still happen. I was really impressed about this
problem which is still up today. There is a peace wall which separates the Catholics from the Protestants; it closes at 11pm. There are also two different bus stops, one for Catholics and one for Protestants. However, the conflict isn’t heated up by religious reasons, it's rather the nationality. Don't worry about me, because I haven't been attacked or killed. I am still alive.

The Troubles

If you are interested in Belfast’s recent history, means the conflict between Protestants and Catholics, including the British Army, street riots, assaults, IRA, machine guns, assassinations and more visit this site and scroll down a little bit to The Troubles. As not only Belfast but the whole state of Northern Ireland is affected, a closer look at this site might be interesting, too. It takes a more detailed view at this issue.

My success during this weekend:
I carried the Herra Héri-ideology to Belfast.

See you next time on this spot!

The Guinness