our bus ride from scotland to belfast, Northern Ireland
Matt and I left Glasgow, Scotland on the 8:30am bus. There was some confusion on when we were going to meet up that morning. It ended up with me taking all of his stuff to the bus station and him running all the way from downtown to catch the bus at the last second. The trip to Ireland didn't start out as smooth as I thought. But hey, that's the beauty of travelling. There's no right way to do it.
We headed to the coast of Scotland to catch a cruise liner to Belfast, Northern Ireland. There, we would grab another bus to Dublin. The trip was a long one with three connecting parts to our journey. It took us eight total hours to get to Dublin.
Matt passing the time on our three hour boat ride
The view from the train window
We got off the boat and took another bus to the city center of Belfast. The next bus was leaving in 30 minutes, so Matt and I only had a short time to check out Belfast.
An old church in Belfast next to a Subway we ate at
Another three hour bus ride to Dublin and we were there. Our first stop off the bus was to find an old timers pub and grab a real Guinness beer. The pub was exactly what I expected. Everyone was at least 50-years-old with a beer in hand, watching the news. Outsiders are not common for this bar. Matt and I sat down while joining the group as we watched Irish news.
With all our luggage, Matt and I walked around the city center waiting to meet up with our friend Olwyn and one of her roommates. We all met up at The Spire, the center point of the city.
The Spire in the city center of Dublin
All of us went back to Olwyn's house to drop off our gear. The plan that night was to see an amateur comedy show, eat dinner and then go out to a Irish club to end the night.
The comedy show all four of us went to
All of us then grabbed a quick bite to eat before we all went out to Copper's Pub. Our first night was a success. We all had a great time.