This past weekend, the roommates and I headed out to Dublin for a weekend of sight-seeing, food, drinks, Irish men (those accents!), and exploring. The city exceeded each and every one of my expectations.
Although the temperatures were fa-reezing (low 30′s, which is freezing for this California girl), my roommates and I truly had the best time! The city was green (expected), populated (expected), and very quaint (not expected)–which I adored! Everyone was extremely friendly, and couldn’t get enough of us American girls and our sparkling white teeth (ha!).
We arrived late Thursday night, checked into our 6-person hostel room and crashed out. On Friday, we toured the beautiful city by foot, visited the famous Trinity College, drove past the great Phoenix Park, St. Patrick’s Cathedral, and the old Guinness Factory–just to name a few. Friday night was spent feasting on typical Irish fare (the roommates ordered “bangers and mash”, while I had the most delicious, spicy chili over potatoes!), drinking traditional Irish cider beer, and mingling with hilarious Irish men. We loved it.
We woke up on Saturday feeling refreshed… enough, and spent the day at our new favorite cafe (“Queen of Tarts”), touring the Jameson Whiskey Distillery, shopping, and later taking warmth and refuge in a local Starbucks (ha, we would!). After dinner at this cozy Thai restaurant, we went out with our Brazilian hostel roommates and lived it up at another Irish pub–dancing to The Black Eyed Peas and Rihanna with our new Irish bff’s, while sipping lots and lots of Long Island Iced Tea (best drink everrr).
I would definitely return to Dublin in a heartbeat, but instead my roommates and I are visiting London, Prague, Madrid, and Greece in the coming months. Is this real life??!
(The night life)
We’ll miss you Dubz!
T-anks (as the Irish would say) for reading