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A good tip is to check out the triangle bounded by Newtownards, Bangor, and Belfast. While driving is somwhat perilous on the narrow roads, if you hire a car and take the A2/A20/A21 and the roads via Craigantlet you get two different experiences of Northern Ireland - the urban metropolis and the country lanes where the only living being you're sharing the view with is a cow or two. People are very friendly and 75% of the city (basically anything that isn't west!) is unaffected by the troubles.
I can't believe I am saying this, but Belfast is the best city in the world. I've been all over the world -- Europe, Asia, North and South America, even Australia -- and no one has been so well mannered (even when drunk), welcoming, and friendly than Belfast people.
I'm English and my girlfriend lives in a Catholic area of North Belfast. I've never felt unsafe there once. It has its problems like any other city but as long as you're not brash and loud about religion and politics, it's fine. I like it that much, I'm moving there.
Belfast is a city with a lot of unrest and it is recommended that single women should not walk on the streets alone at night.
Belfast has more trouble than any other place. You can't even say you're from Northern Ireland because people feel sorry for you. It's a lovely place but why can't people get along?
Not safe? Belfast's far friendlier than Dublin! In Belfast people actually smile at you. I've been all over the world and Belfast was one of the most welcoming cities I've ever been to.


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