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A love story - cultural differences, misunderstandings and yes, I see what she is saying.
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Binu and the Great Wall


Binu and the Great Wall

Binu And The Great Wall is a wonderful myth retold in the words of Su Tong, the author of ‘Rice’.  The myth of Binu and how her tears washed away the Great Wall have been passed down through the ages. It is a tale of hardship, brutality and undying love. Su Tong’s version of the myth, brings to the reader the harshness and brutality that led to the constuction of the wall and the terrible effects it had on the common people.

30 mars 2008 7 30 /03 /mars /2008 18:12
I was in Belfast for a meeting last week. Apart from the fact that Michelle, my mate, was refused a seat on Air France, I had a quite a good week.

Michelle also recommended me to go on a historical tour with an accessible taxi. The Northern Irish troubles, Sinn Fein and IRA was not so long ago. It was very much in the headlines and the hunger strike with Bobby Sands - I remember it. However, it seems like history now and I am glad I had the opportunity to visit the places where I used to hear about.

The walls are still there and I am sure the memories still live but there is peace there now and Ian Paisley is working side by side with Gerry Adams (from about this time last year) - who would have thought it possible before?

Belfast mural

I also signed on the peace wall.


writing on the peace wall

These were the type of rubber bullets which were used - plastic bullets

In my own life time, I saw the Berlin wall down and then peace in Northern ireland, upon reflection, it gives me hope for other conflicts in the world.

For accessible tours either call Paddy (as in the photo) at (+44) 7990955227
or fonacab at (+44) 90333333 email dmcm@hotmail.co.uk (+44) 7747198818
remember to say you want a wheelchair accessible tour.

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