I've been looking forward to Belfast just to see what it was like after all I've heard and read about it. I would say the energy here is not particularly friendly. I don't mean towards foreigners, I just mean in general. There is a definite tension in the air- an intensity to this place. Something about it makes me feel like I could thrive here creatively. My ex kindly reminds me that I have the same energy as the city- intense and somewhat hostile at times. Maybe so. I do have to say that anything/one that interferes with my sense of freedom does bring out the hostile nature of me.