In 2009/10 I helped with the relocation of our Belfast office.
This took me to the island of Ireland, to Northern Ireland, and to Belfast, for the very first time.
On my first – and many subsequent – visits, I was pleased to stay at the Europa Hotel. There were comments in the local office about it being Europe’s most bombed hotel. I took this very much with a pinch of salt, but curiosity led me to follow up, and with the help of a trusty search engine I was able to verify the status of this claim – as corroborated by this recent BBC photo story.