Buddies in Belfast
Ever since Will and I knew we were going to be studying abroad in Scotland, we had talked about taking a weekend trip to Ireland. Originally we thought we would go the the most well known Irish city of Dublin, however once we got to Scotland and began talking to other people about it, we learned that Dublin is somewhat overrated and incredibly expensive. Our Irish friend here, Alan, told us, perhaps a little biased, that instead we should visit his home town of Belfast, where we could still get a real Irish experience. Belfast is a city in Northern Ireland and is thus part of the UK, so we figured traveling there would be a little easier. So last Friday we packed up, and literally sailed off to jolly ‘ol Ireland.
We found a good deal on a train/ferry ticket to Belfast from Glasgow, so after a two hour train ride south from Glasgow to a little coastal town of Stranrear, we boarded our StenaLine ferry and were off to Belfast.