Epic European Cycle : 2015-10-28 : To Dublin

Type Name Service Provider Origin Destination Cost Notes Actions
Bus Dublin Shuttle AirCoach Dublin Airport O'Connell Street, Dublin $17.00 E24 round trip
Flight Brussels to Dublin RyanAir Brussels Dublin $62.33 FR 1455 dep 16:20 arr 17:05
Train Bruges to Brussels InterCity Bruges Brussels Centrale $41.00
Train Brussels Centrale to Brussels Airport InterCity Brussels Centrale Brussels Zaventam Airport $25.00
Type Name Description Service Provider Cost Kms To Date Total Notes Actions
Sight See Rue des Bouchers $0.00
Sight See Grand Place, Brussels $0.00
Type Name Service Provider Confirmation Location Cost Notes Actions
Bed and Breakfast Durban Residence Booking.com Dublin $87.00 Incl breakfast.
69 Lower Gardiner Street
Convenient location. Nice, friendly staff. Strong internet.
Silverfish in bathroom.

Trip Log

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Another long journey day. Train from Bruges to Brussels, then fly to Dublin, then shuttle bus into Dublin. We left Bruges pretty early, which was nice because it gave us a couple of hours in Brussels. We loved the Grand Place, and Rue des Bouchers was interesting. It gets a lot of bad press as a "tourist trap" and a "rip off", but we enjoyed it.
RyanAir still has some things to figure out, it would seem. Like... how to load passengers onto an airplane. They started boarding our plane today 40 minutes before departure time. By departure time, they had put everyone through the boarding card check... and into the hallway in between their desk and the jetway... where we stood for about 30 minutes before they opened the door and let us onto the plane. Very weird. When we deplaned, we saw a queue of vexed-looking people in a hallway waiting to get on the plane that we'd just left. They'd be standing there for a while yet as the plane would have to be cleaned before they could put people on it. Very weird.
We were questioned quite thoroughly by the border guard going into Ireland today, and Brent went on a bit of a runner explaining what we were doing and why. We got passport visas valid until tomorrow only... no messing around!