December 16th, 2015 | Uncategorized
There is no doubt about it that people in Northern Ireland absolutely get into the Christmas spirit. There is heavy anticipation in the air for the 25th of December and I’m excited that I’ll be in Ireland to experience it. Christmas treats and ugly Christmas jumpers aside, my favorite part of the Christmas season in Belfast has easily been the Belfast Christmas market. And I’m not the only one who feels this way. My teammates and classmates raved about the market and urged me to go, saying it is something I shouldn’t miss. So I made my way into town to check out all the hype for myself.
It didn’t take me long to become a fan of the Christmas market after seeing all the food. Everywhere. One stall after another contained a different food to try from a different part of the world. My biggest problem wasn’t finding something to try, but which food to try first. I took 2 laps around the booth-lined paths to decide on how to make my first move.
I tried as many different things as my meagre student budget allowed. But the main event, what I will tell people I ate at the Belfast Christmas market, was the Kangaroo Burger. Now I’m not a food critic, but all I know is that once I got over the fact that I was eating kangaroo, I enjoyed every bite! With that said, I probably won’t be serving Joey up for Christmas dinner anytime soon. Was it actually kangaroo in that burger? Who knows. But will I own the fact that I ate a kangaroo burger? You bet.
Victory Scholar: Clare Sullivan
Present University: Ulster University
US League Partner: Patriot League
Club/Community Partner: Ulster Elks
Alma Mater: The College of the Holy Cross
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