Time To Depart
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I first went to Belfast 25 years ago, and have been back a good few times and seen bits and pieces. More recently I needed to spend time there due to work, but had never really done the whole tourist thing, despite enjoying the place. Decided now would be a good time to take the kids as well, as history moves on, hopefully, then the troubles will become a thing of the past, and I wanted them to see it as it is now.
Probably the first time I have taken both the kids together away for any length of time, and had to make sure they were organised before we left. I'm much more used to going solo ;), but they had a mid termm holiday and it was to good a chance to pass up.
Got a lift over to the airport, where for once it was a decent flight time, not an early red eye, and the plane was due to depart at 13-35, but with everyone on board the took off early.
Arrived into George Best Belfast City Airport, before 2pm almost 20 minutes ahead of schedule. There is a bus, service 600, to the city centre, but since it was Sunday they only run every 40 minutes ( 20 minute service during the week, and anyway with a £2 single fare ( £3 return) a taxi into town isn't outrageous as it is very close. Cost just under £10 for the taxi from here to Jury's Inn just off Donegal Square