Archive for March, 2008

64 Things I Hate About You (Dublin)

I don’t want Dublin Metblog to be my personal ranting, traveling, dining information center :D.. So lets do something different this time around as a test and if successful I’ll think of some more interesting ones to follow, but to start off I’m totally copying idea from Metblog network :), last week LA Metblogs posted about finding 64 things to hate about LA (started by LA Magazine to find 64 Greatest Things in LA), followed by Philadelphia n other cities. Its def. worth trying out and also a good starting point to get our readers involved.

How to proceed, its going to be a tournament style competition, we’ll start off with 64 things and narrow it down to until we have the winner. We’ll reveal the list thru’ a series of polls (using our new feature) until we the one n only one “Worst Thing About Dublin”.

So, let us know what YOU think is the worst thing about Dublin by leaving a comment on this post, it can be anything – worst resturant, worst street, celebrity, M50, etc. etc.

Lets get going.

Great South Wall Walk

I work near Donnybrook and from our office cafeteria, one can see all the way to Lighthouse on the Great South Wall. But I suppose its not one of the Dublin destinations which probably even Dubliner’s might be fond of.

So, a fews week back, we decided to go for a walk all the way to Great South Wall from our office. Now, only the Great South Wall itself is like 3 km or so, (ok, i justed calculated on Google maps, it was aprrox. 8 km walk in total) and cold windy weather.

Until Sandymount strand n nature reserve, it was going good,
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but then all those Dublin backyard factories/sewage plant, kinda kills the whole setting. The whole industrial setting and the natural setting together might not be for everyone’s taste :)
Backyard on Seafront

I still enjoyed the walk itself on the South Wall into the sea, ships coming in, ocean waves, the lighthouse (it was my first time to a lighthouse).
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From South Wall: Dublin n Poolbeg Station. The evening sunset made it much more appealing, was quite beautiful.
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ah, and cracks appearing on south wall and the fillings:
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If got sometime extra time in your hand, I can recommend the walk and is worth it. There is neat description of car/walk to South Wall here “Fat Steve Walks“. One can also take Dublin Bus No. 3 to the Poolbeg station and then walk to the south wall, if you don’t wanna walk all the way from Sandymount. Pick a nice day during late afternoon and enjoy the Dublin Bay views.

Metblogs: Improved Inside Out

Welcome to our new Dublin Metblog Site. Thanks to Sean, Mack n others for all their hard work. Yesterday, the entire Metblog cities network went live on the new design n look. Check out the cool new homepage of Metblog.com.

Isn’t it cool, I’m loving the new design. Thou’ by soul, its the same old network of cities blogging away. There are loads of new features, tags, ranking, polls and an entirely new back-end by WordPress, which is a huge improvement over the previous MT. First post and its already lot more easier n fun to write posts.

Take this opportunity to join our team and have fun.

Also feel free to join our new MB News Network mailing list for breaking news and exciting announcements.

And finally as the system is undergoing minor changes, if you come across any dead links or any other technical hitches, please let us know via comments or email.

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