Right after my time in Faro, I spent 2 and a half jam-packed days in Dublin with my dear friend, Fleur. We had a blast. It was the perfect amount of time in the city. We pretty much covered it all, thanks to the city being so compact and walker-friendly.
Being American, I’m in awe of European history (and frankly, just how plain old everything is). Trinity College, for example, was founded in 1592. We spent one morning wandering the campus and visiting the Book of Kells and the Long Room in the Old Library.
We visited St. Patrick’s Cathedral (1192 AD) and the medieval area of the city.
I tried Irish fish n’ chips on Temple Bar (I’m not a seafood fan but I actually liked it!).
We ate traditional beef stew on Grafton St. (best mashed potatoes everrrr)
We shopped on O’Connell St. (it seems every street is famous for one reason or another!) and ate, surprise surprise, more amazing food.
We sipped whiskey at the Old Jameson Distillery (the tour was SO quaint/well done/fun; I loved it) and Guinness at the Gravity Bar (fun fact: the Guinness Brewery is older than the constitution of the United States/1759).
We enjoyed the colorful doors and parks and churches and bridges that make Dublin, Dublin.
What a cool city with such great culture and history. I found the people are so friendly (folks went out of their way to give us directions or recommend must-see places) and the weather was even lovely for us, too! Not a drop of rain!
I thought about Weez the entire time, he would have loved it. Maybe one day you and I can go back together, B. Let’s get you a Jameson and ginger!
Cheers, Dublin! You’re awesome.