Funky new hotels and busy, music-filled pubs are two of the clues that Belfast is no longer a city to avoid. Many people were of course killed, or just severely deterred from visiting during the “Troubles” – a civil conflict that raged especially from 1969 to 1998. But the Northern Ireland capital has since been reborn into a welcoming, cosmopolitan hub with new cultural venues and restaurants popping up all the time. And of course: Titanic. The ship of dreams is the beating heart of Belfast and you won’t go five minutes here without someone mentioning it.