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18 Instagrams that will make you want to study in Belfast

19/02/2018

Nermin Al Sharman, guest blogger

PhD Interpreting

Waterfront

Queen’s postgraduate student Nermin Al Sharman, the Jordanian blogger behind The White Rose Project shares Belfast through her lens.

1. You’ll arrive to beautiful green sights like this: 

عدنا أيها الأعزاء! بعتذر منكم جميعاً على الفترة الطويلة اللي غبتها "ما يقارب الشهرين" والسبب إني ولله الحمد حصلت على منحة دراسية من جامعة كوينز بلفاست للحصول على شهادة الدكتوراة في الترجمة الفورية. حالياً انا مقيمة في بريطانيا والفضل لله عم بحقق أحلامي ان شاء الله تحققوا أحلامكم كلها❤️ شكراً جزيلاً لكل شخص لا يزال من ضمن المتابعين واتمنى تشاركوني رحلتي. اتمنى المحتوى ان شاء الله رح يصير مشوق وممتع أكتر بالنسبة الكم، وان شاء الله رح اشاركم بالمستقبل تفاصيل اكتر عن منحتي وتجربتي بالموضوع بهدف أساعد وأفيد كل شخص مهتم بالموضوع، لهيك لا تنسوا تدعوا أصدقائكم لينضموا النا "الصورة صوّرتها وانا في طريقي الى بلفاست"☺️ @qubelfast I'm BACK dear followers! Sorry for being away for almost two months! The thing is that I got a full scholarship from Queen's University Belfast @qubelfast to do a Ph.D. in Interpreting. I'm in UK right now chasing my dreams ❤️ Thank you for sticking around and I hope you'll join me through this journey. The content is getting more entertaining, I hope! I'll talk more about my scholarship and academic experience -if God wills- in order to help anyone who's interested, so don't to invite your friends to the blog ☺️ (I took this picture when I was on my way to Belfast)

130 Likes, 19 Comments - NERMEEN aka NEMO (@whiteroseproject) on Instagram: "عدنا أيها الأعزاء! بعتذر منكم جميعاً على الفترة الطويلة اللي غبتها "ما يقارب الشهرين" والسبب إني..."

2. You get to go shopping here… 

I took this picture at @victoriasqbelfast in December when all lights were still up, but I decided to post today because why not? What does this picture remind you of? Personally, I can't stop thinking of space whenever I look at this picture كل ما اشوف هاي الصورة ما بقدر الا وافكر بالفضاء، خبروني بشو بتذكركم هاي الصورة؟ او شو بتحسوها بتشبه؟

72 Likes, 8 Comments - NERMEEN aka NEMO (@whiteroseproject) on Instagram: "I took this picture at @victoriasqbelfast in December when all lights were still up, but I decided..."

3. The food is next-level delicious. 

Thank you so much Bubbacue for having us yesterday. Bubbacue hosted an event for bloggers yesterday's night so we could try their new burritos. My friend and I had vegetarian burritos and you know what, guys? They were DELICIOUS! They were really tasty Thank you again everyone at Bubbacue!

61 Likes, 7 Comments - NERMEEN aka NEMO (@whiteroseproject) on Instagram: "Thank you so much Bubbacue for having us yesterday. Bubbacue hosted an event for bloggers..."

 

I love all sorts of pastry; cakes, donuts, cupcakes, scones, and muffins❤️ I absolutely love anything baked whether it's savory or sweet! What's your favorite kind of pastries? Do you have any recommendations of which type of pastry should we try next? #bobandberts

116 Likes, 18 Comments - NERMEEN aka NEMO (@whiteroseproject) on Instagram: "I love all sorts of pastry; cakes, donuts, cupcakes, scones, and muffins❤️ I absolutely love..."

4. Did we mention the food? 

The weekend is definitely off to a good start ❤️ My friends and I went out to have breakfast at Slims healthy kitchen, and the food was so good! I had "my friend and I actually shared our orders" Peanut Butter Bananza Pancake which consists of peanut butter, peanuts, chocolate, banana and pancake", and Avocado Toast with eggs and tomato ❤️ Both dishes are healthy and really tasty! I'm seeing myself going there again.

82 Likes, 10 Comments - NERMEEN aka NEMO (@whiteroseproject) on Instagram: "The weekend is definitely off to a good start ❤️ My friends and I went out to have breakfast at..."

 

I discovered charity miles last year, it's an app that donates 10 cents a mile for biking and 25 cents a mile for walking and running each time you open it for a charity of your choice. I believe it's an amazing way of doing some good and helping others. The app is available on both Android and IOS. Good luck! اكتشفت هذا التطبيق السنة الماضية، يتبرع هذا التطبيق ب١٠ سنتات لكل ميل يقطع بواسطة الدراجة الهوائية و٢٥ سنت لكل ميل يقطع مشياً او ركضاً على الأقدام عندما يتم تفعيل التطبيق لجمعية خيرية من اختيارك. التطبيق متاح لأجهزة الأندرويد وأجهزة الأبل. عن طريق هذا التطبيق ممكن كلنا نعمل خير ونساعد الغير . ربي يهدينا ويجعله خير للناس ووسيلة مساعدة، آمين يا رب والمهم النية

89 Likes, 10 Comments - NERMEEN aka NEMO (@whiteroseproject) on Instagram: "I discovered charity miles last year, it's an app that donates 10 cents a mile for biking and 25..."

5. The views are pretty great

Recently, I had so many firsts in my life; first time to travel, first time to fly on a plane, first time on a ferry, first time to see the ocean and the river, and first time bowling I hope for more "firsts" in 2018, I should learn how to enjoy the moment and stop thinking of the future and focusing on the things I don't have. Tell me lovely people of Instagram, what are the things that you would like to experience in the near future?

117 Likes, 13 Comments - NERMEEN aka NEMO (@whiteroseproject) on Instagram: "Recently, I had so many firsts in my life; first time to travel, first time to fly on a plane,..."

 

Finally I got to take a photo of the famous H&W Belfast Crane, the view was BREATHTAKING What a great way to start off the new year!!

104 Likes, 14 Comments - NERMEEN aka NEMO (@whiteroseproject) on Instagram: "Finally I got to take a photo of the famous H&W Belfast Crane, the view was BREATHTAKING What a..."

6. There’s art and culture everywhere

This is definitely one of my most favorite recent pictures, I went almost two weeks ago to the Queen's square area near the River Lagan and saw some of the most famous landmarks of Belfast, what a great fun experience ❤️ This is called "Sheep on the Road". Tell me, where would you like to travel? And what are the famous landmarks that you would like to see one day?

97 Likes, 4 Comments - NERMEEN aka NEMO (@whiteroseproject) on Instagram: "This is definitely one of my most favorite recent pictures, I went almost two weeks ago to the..."

 

The iconic "Weeping Window" poppies exhibition by Paul Cummins unveiled at Ulster Museum, Belfast as part of Belfast international arts festival. It's a cascade made of several thousand handmade ceramic poppies, absolutely beautiful ❤️ Check out the my stories to see more of it ☺️ بتقدروا تشوفوا الستوري لتشوفوا هذا الشلال المصنوع من الآف الورود المصنوعة يدوياً من سيراميك، الشلال في منتهى الجمال ❤️

181 Likes, 9 Comments - NERMEEN aka NEMO (@whiteroseproject) on Instagram: "The iconic "Weeping Window" poppies exhibition by Paul Cummins unveiled at Ulster Museum, Belfast..."

7. The buildings are hella special… 

Blogging and photography helped me rediscover and express my creative "artistic" side! What's your favorite hobby? Or what are the skills that you want to learn or gain in 2018? Photography has definitely become my new favorite hobby, I never thought that I have it in me, so I would love to learn more about it

129 Likes, 6 Comments - NERMEEN aka NEMO (@whiteroseproject) on Instagram: "Blogging and photography helped me rediscover and express my creative "artistic" side! What's your..."

The big ben of Belfast; Albert Memorial clock-Belfast Well, practice indeed makes perfect; I feel like I'm getting better and better in photography, tell me guys what's your favorite hobby, I would love to read your comments ما هي هوايتكم المفضلة؟ بسعدني كتير اقرأ تعليقاتكم واتفاعل معكم

135 Likes, 8 Comments - NERMEEN aka NEMO (@whiteroseproject) on Instagram: "The big ben of Belfast; Albert Memorial clock-Belfast Well, practice indeed makes perfect; I..."

8. Especially on campus 

Our pretty pretty Graduate school Guys, if you were given the opportunity to pursue a Master's degree or a PhD, which major would you most likely choose? Comment below, let us know

120 Likes, 28 Comments - NERMEEN aka NEMO (@whiteroseproject) on Instagram: "Our pretty pretty Graduate school Guys, if you were given the opportunity to pursue a Master's..."

Our graduate school in Autumn ❤️

165 Likes, 4 Comments - NERMEEN aka NEMO (@whiteroseproject) on Instagram: "Our graduate school in Autumn ❤️"

Double rainbow It's really beautiful ❤️ قوس قزح مزدوج، ما شاء الله المنظر رائع ❤️

143 Likes, 14 Comments - NERMEEN aka NEMO (@whiteroseproject) on Instagram: "Double rainbow It's really beautiful ❤️ قوس قزح مزدوج، ما شاء الله المنظر رائع ❤️"

9. The locals know how to celebrate 

Belfast Halloween Fireworks Display, isn't beautiful? Check out the next post for videos of the display كل سنة تقيم مدينة بلفاست بمناسبة الهالوين "كونهم بحتفلوا فيه" عرض العاب نارية وفعاليات للعائلات. بتقدروا تشوفوا الألعاب النارية اذا حبيتوا بالمنشور التالي . . . #blogger #uae #kuwait #ksa #qatar #love_jo #love_jordan #livelovejordan #amman #حب_الاردن #اربد #عمان #الاردن #متابعة #كويت #الامارات #السعودية #قطر #dubai #دبي #instablogger #ammaninsta #belfast #VisitBelfast #UK #Lovequb #trending #lifestyleblogger #lifestyleblog #fireworks

92 Likes, 2 Comments - NERMEEN aka NEMO (@whiteroseproject) on Instagram: "Belfast Halloween Fireworks Display, isn't beautiful? Check out the next post for videos of the..."

Theming is still going, hope you're enjoying it At Belfast Christmas Market! Can you tell me what's the theme of the last three photos? بتقدروا تحزروا شو موضوع الصور الثلاث الأخيرة؟

75 Likes, 12 Comments - NERMEEN aka NEMO (@whiteroseproject) on Instagram: "Theming is still going, hope you're enjoying it At Belfast Christmas Market! Can you tell me..."

10. You can see the mountains from all over the city

Don't worry guys more reviews are coming on the way specially those who are here for the reviews. Thank you to the all new followers for following, I really appreciate it لا تخافوا اصدقائي، ان شاء الله رح ارجع انشر عن مواضيع تانية خاصة للمتابعين اللي بفضلوا يقرأوا ويعرفوا عن مواضيع اخرى مش بس تصوير، وشكراً جزيلاً لكل شخص انضم جديد اهلا وسهلا فيكم #lifestyleblogger #instablogger #visitbelfast #discoverni #bestofbelfast #yellow #snow #lovejo #lovejordan #belfast

81 Likes, 4 Comments - NERMEEN aka NEMO (@whiteroseproject) on Instagram: "Don't worry guys more reviews are coming on the way specially those who are here for the reviews...."

About the photographer:

My name is Nermin (Nermeen), I'm 25 years and I'm from Jordan. I moved here to Belfast in September 2017 to pursue a PhD in Interpreting and I was lucky and blessed to receive the Vice Chancellor's International Attainment Scholarship. I'm into photography at the moment and I'm a member of QUB Photography Club. I enjoy reading (even though I no longer have the time to read!), I would love to learn Martial Arts, and I'm learning Spanish at the moment and taking courses in French. I haven't spoken French since 2014 so I’ve pretty much lost most of the language and now I'm trying to save what's left of it! I decided to come to Belfast, because it's a beautiful small city, it was named the safest place in UK, and people here are really nice and friendly. In addition, living in Belfast is cheaper compared to other cities in UK and the world. And on top of that, Queen's is one of the best universities in the world! https://www.instagram.com/whiteroseproject/

Banner image Courtesy of Belfast Waterfront

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