Dublin is a beautiful, cultural city full of characters. There are endless things to see, do and eat. you’ll often find yourself waiting and wondering if your bus will ever come, or if your landlord might raise your rent on a whim. Here’s a list of five pros and five cons about living in Ireland’s capital.
Dublin City is Ireland’s cultural capital.
With the mix of nationalities comes a hugely varied restaurant cuisine, from Akanchawa’s Honey Pot serving up authentic Nigerian food in Phibsborough, to DaDa’s Moroccan on South William Street; from fancy French bistros to casual Sushi takeout. In supermarkets, you’ll find entire aisles for Polish food, and at the Dun Laoghaire Market you can pick up all of the imported Portuguese goods your heart desires.
In Dublin, you’ll never find people at a loss for words or feeling bored. After a long work day, there’s a tangible buzz of people sharing stories in pubs, parks, restaurants, beer gardens, or just walking down the street. There’s always a conversation to be had at the bus stop. The taximan will talk your ear off and ask you all about your day.
Public transportation is definitely the most frustrating part of living in Dublin. If not, you must on a regular basis the unpredictable Dublin Bus.
Admittedly, everyone loves Dublin bus drivers.
All transportation ceases at around 11:30 pm as well.
Dublin is definitely not a 24-hour city.
In Dublin City, constant construction and unbearable traffic go hand in hand. Definitely be prepared for a building site or two on your trip to Dublin.
There’s a major housing crisis happening in Dublin, and it’s one of the most prevalent issues facing the city’s youth and expats at the moment. It’s nearly impossible to find an apartment or a room to live in, and at most house viewings, you’ll be one of twenty people to check out the property.
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