P.S. I Love Dublin

Processed with VSCOcam with f2 preset{ showing off the new scarf }

thursday: within minutes of arriving at the hostel we booked for the weekend we were already calling hotels to see if they had any last minute openings. the hostel was jam packed of visitors from all over (mainly intoxicated older men) and security didn’t seem to be on the hostels priority list. the girls i was staying with and i were all uncomfortable with not only the men sleeping in our room but also the fact that there was no place to lock up our belongings. in the end it worked out though because we found an opening at a boutique hostel that was near everything. since it was so last minute we ended up getting the pent house for a really good price (score!). by the time we had our living situation figured out we were starving. we went to O’Neills pub (recommended by our cab driver) to try some authentic Irish food. i got my childhood favorite dish, shepards pie! i might be coming back to Ireland just to eat it again.

friday: we woke up early to go take a day trip to the Cliffs of Howth. we decided against the Cliffs of Moher because it would have been an all day trip and we were pressed for time. Cliffs of Howth was just a 6 euro train ride away and only took about 30-40 minutes. when we got to the seaside town we started the 90 minute hike up the cliffs. once we reached the top we had an incredible view of the Irish ocean (and lots of wind to go along with it). at the top, the wind made it really cold so when we got back down to town we stopped at a restaurant to warm up and grab some food. i opted for the fish & chips because my waiter said the fish had been caught that morning (can you get much fresher than that??). and hands down…they were the best fish & chips i have ever had. from what i can remember, they were even better than the ones i had in Hawaii a few years ago. when we returned to Dublin we took a tour of the Guinness museum and got to see how the beer was made. the tour ended with a 360-degree view of the entire city and a glass of Guinness of course. it was a great way to end the day.

saturday: we started the day with breakfast at San Lorenzo’s. it was so delicious and i highly recommend it to anyone visiting Dublin. the rest of the day was spent hanging around Temple Bar area with all the other study abroad students who were celebrating St.Patricks day. since it wasn’t actually St.Patrick’s Day, there weren’t any locals celebrating the holiday with us. however, i was told that americans actually celebrate St.Patrick’s Day wayyy more than the Irish do. so weird?

Processed with VSCOcam with f2 preset { the hostel that never was }Processed with VSCOcam with f2 preset { shepards pie-my childhood favorite }Processed with VSCOcam with f2 preset { Temple Bar }Processed with VSCOcam with f2 preset { the hallway at our hotel }Processed with VSCOcam with c1 preset { *insert nervous mom saying here* }Processed with VSCOcam with f2 preset { side streets in the city }image10 3{ Guinness Museum }Processed with VSCOcam with f2 preset { postin’ up } Processed with VSCOcam with f2 preset { Temple Bar at night }Processed with VSCOcam with f2 preset{ avocado toast from San Lorenzo’s }

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