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June 29th, 2009 – by: CFD
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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