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Tinity College
Pictures will be uploaded when I get home from vacation.

After a few days in Oslo to watch an sporting event and just to relax I found some airplane tickets to Dublin and it seemed like a good idea at the time. I also had the chance to get two new airports on my "Airport visited list (Sandefjord Torp and Dublin) which now counts 39airports. When I arrived in Dublin I was shocked to see that there where no "Duty Free shopping" on arrival so I did not have the chance to import my toll of Booze and sigarettes into Ireland. On the positive side Im not smoking as much since its around the same price at home (7euro a pack)

The hostel I was in was name Marlborough Hostel.
Haypenny bridge at night
Quite a cool place and I met some Americans right after I entered my room and we went out for a pint or two at a local pub. The pub was just packed and everyone had to stand. It was called the Celt and had live music seven days a week. Worth checking out if youre in the Area.

The 2.nd day I did the "New Dublin Free tour" which is just as great as the other free toures there are out there. I forgot to give the guide a tip so Im feeling really bad about it as he must have put down a whole lot of work memorizing his three hour speech. If anyone are going and meeting the tour guide "David" tell him that Im sorry for not tipping him and that I has been thinking about how stupid I was not tipping.

When i got back to the Hostel we had a nice little party in the backyard at the Hostel with someone playing guitar and someone singing both Scottish and Irish drinking songs, as there where a few pensioners there.
Trinity College
Really cool and someone where talking about renting a car to drive around Ireland, but I never saw them the next day so I guessed they left without me. Understandable as I was up till three just drinking.

Dublin has two world famous breweries. The Jameson Whiskey brewery and the Guinness Brewery. Both of them are worth checking out and the Jameson brewery tour is 12.50/10 Euro and the Guinness self guided tour is 15euro. You get a free sample of the product in each place. I never really liked Whiskey, but Jamesson and Coke was probably the best drink ive tested in a really long time. Strangely enough it tasted way better than any drink containing whisky that Ive either tasted or made before. Both tours are quite expensive, but you do get a free sample at the end so its definitly worth doing both while youre in Dublin.
A wide selection of beer on tap. Bruxelles?
Remember to raise your hand when the guide in the Jamesson tour asks for volunteers. I didnt because i cant really stomach whiskey, but you get the opportunity to taste different kinds of whiskey and comepare them. You can do the tasting by yourself , but its 7.50E extra so raise that hand :)

I met up with Christophe (Search4Sabatini) and we went out for a pint. He is a great guy by the way :) I think his plan was a few pints, but it turned into a "drinking mayhem" starting at 7:30 lasting all the way to 3:00 AM which must have been the closingtime. I had been drinking a little before we really started drinking, but even if i Hadent im sure that Christophe would have been drinking me under the table anyday. We headed to some cool bars, found some metalchicks.
The War Memorial in Dublin
I dont remember so much of the night, but I do remember that Christophe left and the girls where feeling sorry for me. The girls wondered if I knew the way back to the Hostel or if one of them had to walk me back to the hostel. I pretended to be completely helpless and was walked by the the hostel , we exchanged phonenumbers and some saliva as well. Great night.. Cant wait to call her up and ask her out when Im back in Dublin. Im sitting on the bus to Belfast in this very moment and writing this on my laptop while Im fighting a terrible hungover.ยจ

I also did some shopping. I bought an 70L+20L backpack which was great as you could almost make it into a suitcase and put the straps behind a cover so it would been very easy to send it on airplanes and stuff like that.
Olliver Stone :)
And since it can transform into a "suitcase" its also OK to bring onboard. Its frowned upto to bring backpacks , umbrellas and horses onboard a ship so if you see a ship with many umbrellas chances are that it might sink :P

The Bus to Belfast leaves every hour and the cost was 22euro for an return ticket. Not bad considering the 168km journed. The plans in belfast is to walk around the city for around a day and do a tour to the "Giants Causeway" tomorrow. The tour was 17.50 which seems like good value. I think that they you a small meal as well. I dont know how i manage to spend so much money, but my money is seriously flying away. Must be a hole in my pocket or something. Kinda weird when you spend 15euro a day on a bed , 15-20euro on food a day and Ive just done two things that cost money. (Brewery tours). Well , guess it must have been those nights out :)

Now its time to trim the 600picture from Dublin down to around 100 , and out of those 100 i would guess 20-30 of them goes up on the internet. I guess this most be the most boring job ever.
CFD says:
I managed to lose my cellphone when i got home so no possibility to contact them again. It was all for nothing.. :P
Posted on: Jul 07, 2009
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Tinity College
Tinity College
Haypenny bridge at night
Haypenny bridge at night
Trinity College
Trinity College
A wide selection of beer on tap. B…
A wide selection of beer on tap. …
The War Memorial in Dublin
The War Memorial in Dublin
Olliver Stone :)
Olliver Stone :)
This casket was allegedly used to …
This casket was allegedly used to…
This building at Trinity College w…
This building at Trinity College …
Stables near Dublin Castle
Stables near Dublin Castle
Some statues near dublin Castle
Some statues near dublin Castle
Ship Street Gate. Does this mean …
Ship Street Gate. Does this mean …
Some wonderful colours at Dublin C…
Some wonderful colours at Dublin …
Tiles showing an old settlement in…
Tiles showing an old settlement i…
If i had i bar i would advertise t…
If i had i bar i would advertise …
The Czech inn. Genius name!
The Czech inn. Genius name!
A little stroll in the park
A little stroll in the park
A little stroll in the park
A little stroll in the park
Olliver Stone :)
Olliver Stone :)
Pro Cathedral (if i remember corre…
Pro Cathedral (if i remember corr…
Pro Cathedral (if i remember corre…
Pro Cathedral (if i remember corr…
Some colourful lights in pro cathe…
Some colourful lights in pro cath…
uhh.. the busy shopping street in …
uhh.. the busy shopping street in…
I Took the New Dublin Tour. Just a…
I Took the New Dublin Tour. Just …
The Jameson Brewery Tour.
The Jameson Brewery Tour.
The Jameson Brewery Tour.
The Jameson Brewery Tour.
The Jameson Brewery Tour.
The Jameson Brewery Tour.
The Jameson Brewery Tour. This was…
The Jameson Brewery Tour. This wa…
Some American dudes i met at the J…
Some American dudes i met at the …
Outside of the Jameson tourist bre…
Outside of the Jameson tourist br…
Guiness Selfguided brewery tour
Guiness Selfguided brewery tour
Guiness Selfguided brewery tour.
Guiness Selfguided brewery tour.
They claimed that this was a landm…
They claimed that this was a land…
Have you ever played the word game…
Have you ever played the word gam…
Guiness Selfguided brewery tour
Guiness Selfguided brewery tour
Guiness Selfguided brewery tour
Guiness Selfguided brewery tour
Guiness Selfguided brewery tour.
Guiness Selfguided brewery tour.
The old narrow gauge tracks used a…
The old narrow gauge tracks used …
Outside of the guiness brewery
Outside of the guiness brewery
Outside of the guiness brewery
Outside of the guiness brewery
Bruxelles. We have Chrisophe (Sear…
Bruxelles. We have Chrisophe (Sea…
Beers!
Beers!
The Road between Belfast and Dubli…
The Road between Belfast and Dubl…
Christophe
Christophe
The girls Christophe and I met. I …
The girls Christophe and I met. I…
Dublin by night
Dublin by night
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