I never thought I would visit Dublin anytime soon as it wasn’t really on the top of my travel list. Cheap RyanAir tickets and my bf on a nearby UK trip were good arguments to change that quickly 🙂 So that’s how I got to the capital of Ireland and actually – the capital of pubs! First of all, I noticed that the weather is quite changeable – from rainy, sunny, chilly, windy – we had it all. Secondly, I learned that Guinness has the status of a religion and the pubs are where it gets worshipped. The religion’s centre is the always bustling Temple Bar area – a place where beer flows, live music plays and party crowds gather from early afternoon to late night. (Btw not the best place to stay if you’re appreciating good sleep…) The atmosphere was pretty unique and I hardly experienced any other place where going out felt so casual. Every day seems to be St. Patrick’s Day there! And although Dublin has much more to explore than its great pub scene (o.k, we made it to the library of Trinity College at least 😉 ), there wasn’t enough time to do much else. The fact that another great landmark has to do with beer probably didn’t help: The Guinness Storehouse is basically a gigantic beer theme park and even I, who doesn’t drink beer at all, was quite impressed (mainly about the elaborate staging of a product/brand). Of course, as we passed the really serious Guinness Academy, we got a pint as a reward 😉 Sláinte!
Quick breakfast: Scones and Irish tea!
Mmm Irish beef steak with hand cut fries…
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