Guinness for strength
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We booked a hop-on, hop-off tour at the Bachelor's Walk bus stop. We bought our tickets inside a store near the bus stop for 14 euro, which came with a drink. The bus stop was very close to our hostel. The first stop we choose to disembark was for the National Gallery. The gallery housed paintings and sculptures from Irish artists dating from the 15th through the 20th centuries. The gallery also housed Italian art from the reniassance period. And finally, this very large museum also had modern art on display.
We hopped back on the bus and decided to have lunch at O'Donoghues. Molly Malone's statue was located on the corner. She has a pretty interesting story, but i have forgot the details of it, so i will spare everyone. Lunch was good, i had some breaded chicken thing with chips for 10 euro.
The next stop for us was the Guinness Brewery, how could we resist? The Natural History Museum, which sounded interesting, was actually next, but we had to skip it because it was closed. The entrance fee was 14 euro, with a small discount because we used the tour bus. This was also a very large museum, tracing the history of the Guinness empire, from land acquisition to Guinness' famous advertising. The payoff is at the very end of the tour, on the top floor, with a brilliant view of Dublin, a tall glass of the old "black stuff."
We finished the bus tour, and had some drinks at Fitzgeralds. Then dinner at Botticellis, great italian food for 14 euro. Finally, we walked around and had some drinks at some bar i dont remember the name.