Ahhh, what to say about Dublin? If Ireland wasn't keen on driving on the opposite side of the road, I'd move here. Friendly people, lively streets, occasional rain showers, rich history, and overflowing Guinness…this city's got a little bit of everything for everyone and we instantly fell in love! When we first arrived in Ireland's largest city, we hopped a taxi and headed straight to our hotel on Exchequer Street. It was almost midnight, and while we were excited to hit the hay after a late night flight, Dublin was just gearing up for an evening full of pints and fellowship. We were almost tempted to ditch our comfy bed and join the masses, but we had a jam-packed next 4 days, so sleep won out.
Bright and early the next morning, we rolled out of bed refreshed and ready to tackle our first full day in Dublin…starting with a hearty traditional Irish breakfast and pipping hot cup of coffee. Turns out, neither D or I are fans of black pudding (tastes like grass, if you've never had the pleasure), but everything else was tasty and kept us full for quite a while. Shortly after scarfing down our breakfast, we hit the streets and I started snapping photos. We had incredible sunshine for half our first day, but keeping with typical Ireland weather, the clouds found us in the late afternoon. Most of the photos below were taken after we'd hit up the biggest chunk of our sight-seeing itinerary…hence the clouds. But I'm totally getting ahead of myself. The first attraction on our agenda was Trinity College and the Long Room…so stay tuned for more fun from Dublin!