As an exile here in Belfast I feel it's my duty to document the experience for others - what would it be like to be stranded with no friends or family in a strange city during the holidays?
Well if you're in Belfast it's a lot like being Charlton Heston in Omega Man - but without the vampires.
Unlike most of America where there's at least one shop open during the holidays in Belfast EVERYTHING is closed. Which I should have known the day before so I could have at least bought a loaf of bread or something. But alas the fridge was bare and so I wandered outside to scavenge. As you can see from the following photos I was alone. I don't mean the streets were kind of empty - I was the ONLY ONE wandering around this Quiet Earth.