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Re: What is visiting Belfast like ?

Hey I been there and theres an easy way to get there from Dublin which is with but Eireann that leaves from the Bus Central Station near Connolly Station. It costs 21 EUR return and it takes you there in less than 2 hours.
I wouldn't really recommend the train coz of strikes and delays the bus service is quite good.

Not much to see in Belfast to be honest, and weatherwise, well if you happen to see a ray of sun then consider yourself lucky. But like in every city there are nice bars if u wana have a drink and so on...

But Dublin is better :-D Dublin truley rocks!! Its my second home!!

Anyways...check this

http://www.buseireann.ie/
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Re: What is visiting Belfast like ?

thanks for that Ida. I have been to Dublin last October and oh yes, it was fantastic !!!
I actually do want to take the train or bus to go to Belfast from Dublin and even if there isn't much to see I think it'll be worth it. I just want to go there and have a look around

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Hey I been there and theres an easy way to get there from Dublin which is with but Eireann that leaves from the Bus Central Station near Connolly Station. It costs 21 EUR return and it takes you there in less than 2 hours.
I wouldn't really recommend the train coz of strikes and delays the bus service is quite good.

Not much to see in Belfast to be honest, and weatherwise, well if you happen to see a ray of sun then consider yourself lucky. But like in every city there are nice bars if u wana have a drink and so on...

But Dublin is better :-D Dublin truley rocks!! Its my second home!!

Anyways...check this

http://www.buseireann.ie/
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Old 24.04.2009, 12:55
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Re: What is visiting Belfast like ?

Yeah no of course, go have a look, it feels very British tho...there's such a big difference between the Republic and Northern Ireland. But absolutely go have a look in Belfast...they have cute accent :-D I personally like it hehe but Dublin still number 1!!!

Enjoy!!!
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I would like to read some online newspapers covering Northern Ireland, but there are quite a few around, so which one is most read and considered to be reliable please?
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/n...nd/default.stm

http://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/
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Old 24.04.2009, 13:23
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Re: What is visiting Belfast like ?

arrah jaysus Sada did ye not get over yet?

as a QUB grad from the south, I'd recommend the bus especially as you'll hear a representative of the new Ireland society from your fellow passengers.

Bear in mind BFS has good Chinese food due to the large minority, and the University area is cool around Botanic Avenue (train station Botanic).

Otherwise look for a "Belfast Walks" appointment like they do in London, you can customise it to your interest "Literary Belfast" etc.

And learn the local greeting "'bout ye?!" short for What about you/How are you.
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No not yet !!!

I will definitely use my "shanks" a bit for doing one of those "Belfast walks", looks good, thanks
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Re: What is visiting Belfast like ?

Finally I did get my first glimpse of Belfast last week and needless to say I need to return and have a closer look. At all of it.

The train ride from Dublin to Belfast was really very lovely. But I heard that the Irish don't care all that much about landscapes they want to know what you ate and drank and all that and don't you just hopp over from Dublin but visit Northern Ireland for gods sake ... stick around and enjoy it all.

ah well ... I might have more to say the next time then.
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Re: What is visiting Belfast like ?

If you go further up to the North coast, that is where I am.
some lovely spots up here.. and the train ride from Belfast to London Derry is awesome

It's just the weather atm, terrible!
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It's just the weather atm, terrible!
don't tell me it stayed terrible since last wednesday
I wanted to hopp off at some places but it was that weather which held me back apart from the fact that I wondered whether it was wise to get off the bus. yeah what a sissy I know.
the guide then said Belfast was the 2nd safest place in the world for tourists. I believed him and still do.
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Re: What is visiting Belfast like ?

So what did you drink and eat while gallivanting in the Emerald Isle, Miss Sada?
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If you go further up to the North coast, that is where I am.
some lovely spots up here.. and the train ride from Belfast to London Derry is awesome

It's just the weather atm, terrible!
My BiL (from Co. Down) in NY said when the hurricane hit the city, it was just like your average Norniron Winter's day
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So what did you drink and eat while gallivanting in the Emerald Isle, Miss Sada?
Oh, ah ha ha, Rustyhüfeli, I so missed you!!!
I had no time to eat nor drink, that's the DRAMA of it all. I've had a monstrous late big breakfast before I left for Belfast so ...
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My BiL (from Co. Down) in NY said when the hurricane hit the city, it was just like your average Norniron Winter's day
So true!
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