|Old Jameson Distillery|
Thursday- I woke up early and caught the metro to the airport. I arrived in Dublin at 2:30 and took a bus into town. Colin picked me up from the bus stop. I was starving so the first thing we did was go out for a bite to eat in Temple Bar, which is an area of Dublin known for its concentrated group of pubs, shops and restaurants. Then, we stayed in the area because the city was having a Christmas lighting celebration. Colin said that they had been hanging lights all around the city for days, and they were going to all light up for the first time at 5pm that night! After the lights turned on, Colin took me back to his apartment so I could drop off my stuff and then he took me out for a traditional Irish dinner! I got delicious fish and chips and my first taste of Irish beer. After that we went to two pubs. The first one had traditional Irish music, which really added to the atmosphere, and the second claims to be the oldest pub in Ireland, established in 1198! That's crazy old. We also met some friendly Irish residents that night, so the whole night felt pretty authentic to me.
|Christ Church Cathedral|
|Certified Guinness Pint Pourers|
Sunday- I woke up bright and early to catch my flight back to Malaga and then my bus back to Almeria.
Overall it was an incredible weekend. After seeing Dublin, I want to go back to see what the rest of Ireland has to offer. With each country I see in Europe, it just makes me more excited to continue to travel and see more!