Dublin Travel Blog› entry 38 of 49 › view all entries
January 2nd, 2008 – by: TRE69
Mar and I were standing in the immigration/passport check line waiting our turn when this teenager ahead of us, probably 14 years old, was getting an earful from the immigration agent. The immigration officials began to interrogate the teen asking what was his purpose of visiting Ireland, who was he going to stay with in Ireland, what was the phone number and address of the place he was staying in Ireland, and how for how long he will be staying in Ireland.
So in fear of being refused entrance into Dublin, I made damn sure I looked the official straight in the eye and responded to his questions confidently and audibly. Plus the smile I threw in helped...hehe! Fortunately, Mar and I passed through successfully. From Dublin Airport we hopped onto the express Dublin Bus to get into Dublin proper. We disembarked the bus at Busaras, Dublin's central bus station, which was in close proximity to our Dublin accommodations Globetrotters Tourist Hostel (Review to follow).
After securing our bed spaces, Mar and I went out to explore the city at night and to find something to eat.
We were famished and did not want to spend too much so we ended up at McDonald's. I had vowed NOT to eat an American fast food chain
restaurant while I was on this trip BUT it could not be avoided because all the non-chain restaurants we walked past looked too expensive. It was probably because we were on O'Connell Street a major thoroughfare of the city. It was actually interesting seeing the McDonald's menu. I think I had the Filet-O-Fish and Mar had the Big Mac. But the best part of the meal was the apple pie...they still deep fry it in Ireland...SCORE!!!
After our hunger was satisfied, Mar continued to show me the city...Trinity College, Molly Malone, Ha'Penny Bridge, the River Liffey. We didn't wander to far from city center because we had to rest up for our long day trip tomorrow.
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