Vacation in Dublin, Ireland
Last week, I concluded my Eurotrip with a vacation in Dublin with my good friend, Hassan. Dublin is an awesome city & I would definitely like to go back because it seems to be very nomad friendly. The city is pretty modern—wifi was literally everywhere, it was crazy! I don't think we went into any establishment that didn't have free wifi. People, generally speaking, were very nice. Even though it rained the whole time we were there, we made the most of it & embraced the true Irish experience ;). I didn't even bring my laptop (gasp!)—this was my only true holiday while in Europe.
How did we get there? Last minute RyanAir roundtrip tickets from London, Stansted to Dublin for 89 pounds per person. If we had booked earlier, it would have been cheaper, but... whatev.
Where did we stay? The Garden Lane Hostel—convenient location to the Guinness Storehouse & a short walk to the heart of downtown Dublin. Only 24 euros per person per night, free breakfast, clean facilities, cool staff and chill atmosphere. It was a pleasant stay.
What did we eat? I'm pretty sure we consumed beer more than actual food. I'm also quite certain that I've never consumed that much Guinness within 72 hours. Guinness really is the go-to beer in Ireland. The food that we did eat was damn good. Dublin has an awesome variety of food & luckily we had nothing but good experiences. On our last day, we found this tiny little place called Cafe Azteca right in front of the bus stop. The food was BOMB & they wrote "Enjoy!" on Hassan's plate...pretty legit. (That was basically the only time I didn't have a Guinness in front of me)
- Guinness Storehouse: is a must - let yourself get sold into it, you'll spend probably between 2-3 hours there. You can walk through the self-guided tour, grab a bite to eat, do a tasting, & enjoy a free pint.
- Pro tip #1: Book online a little bit in advance and you'll save a couple bucks.
- Pro tip #2: When you're in the tasting room and the lady asks what color the beer is, shout "ruby red" ...you might get an extra tasting ;)
- Jameson Distillery: The presentation/tour is on point. You learn about the history and production process, then get to do a tasting of different whiskeys & top it all off with a free basic Jameson cocktail. Afterwards, you can chill at the bar and try some of their unique cocktails. They're certainly not cheap, but they are tasty!
- Club-like scene: PYG bar & restaurant. On Wednesday they have 2 for 1 cocktails & the bar tenders are awesome.
I'm back in Virginia...for now... where to next? Make sure to follow me on my adventures on Instagram & on Snapchat: ASWolfe91