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Dublin City Guide

February 10, 2018

 

Dublin is the first European city I ever visited. It was also the setting for my first experience with jet lag... I battled through my exhaustion and dizziness because there was no way I was going to miss out on seeing this cool city.

 

We flew into Dublin and took a shuttle bus into the downtown area. After grabbing a quick coffee to try and increase my energy levels we set out on a walking tour I created using Google Maps (shown below).

 

 

Our first stop was Trinity College. As soon as we passed through the massive doors leading to the courtyard we were impressed. The grounds are immaculate and the buildings are impressive. As we continued through, Aaron and I couldn't help but dreaming about going to school at a place like this. It had us discussing possible second and third degrees!

 

 

Next, we followed the map to the Dublin Castle. It was neat to see but with our limited time we opted to continue on instead of going inside. After a few snaps we were on our way to stop number three, St. Patrick's Cathedral.

 

 

Next, we followed the map to the Dublin Castle. It was neat to see but with our limited time we opted to continue on instead of going inside. After a few snaps we were on our way to stop number three, St. Patrick's Cathedral.

 

I was in love! I had never seen a cathedral of this magnitude and was pleasantly surprised by its beauty. We were here on a Sunday and mass was happening so we weren't able to go inside but did spend a good amount of time walking around the grounds, admiring the architecture from all angles.

 

Next on our tour was the Guinness Storehouse.

 

Again, due to our time (and budget!) we declined the beer tasting tour. Instead we decided to grab a couple beers over lunch at our next stop, The Brazen Head.

 

This is the oldest pub in Ireland! Not only is it historical but it also offers great food and an even better atmosphere. We sat in the courtyard area and order a couple beers (a Guinness for Aaron and a cider for me) and some traditional Irish food (bangers and mash). I highly recommend a stop here if you are ever visiting the city!

 

We had a few other stops planned including the Jameson Whiskey Distillery and St. Stephen's Green but I was really struggling with my jet lag. We settled on a nap on the lawn of Trinity College until it was time to catch our bus North to Belfast.

 

 

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