My Goodness, My Guinness! (Adventures in Dublin)
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Probably the best thing about Dublin is the Guinness. People are right when they say it doesn't travel well. And having a pint from the actually brewery was to die for :) I discovered another lovely irish beer called Kilkenny. It tastes like the offspring of a Smithwicks and Boddingtons. And of course how could I leave Dublin without visiting the Jameson Distillery!
The food was pretty good, I mostly just ate fish and chips, and mushy peas (I thought of you Dave!). The pubs are great, they don't look like anything spectacular on the outside but on the inside they are quite unique. The only thing that was slightly disappointing about Dublin was that in 4 days there I didn't meet any Irish people. I met a few Germans, a few Americans, a half Italian/half Colombian, a South African couple, a west African guy, a Czech girl, a Spanish guy, a Brazilian girl, and I think that's it.
The first day I was there it was pouring and really windy!! My host and I were walking around the city trying to get into a cathedral, but it was sunday and they were closed for visitors (services only, but we weren't really interested in sitting through a service). So we spent our time in the pubs instead :) Then the next day was a bit better and we were able to walk around the city and hung out with some of her friends (in the pub of course!). By the third day I got into the real touristy stuff, cathedrals, jameson distillery, and a few museums. The museum of history has an exhibit of bodies they found in a bog in Ireland that they think lived sometime between 200 BC - 400 AD. There were 4 bodies that were insanely well preserved. You could still see facial features and fingernails and even hair! And on one of them you could still see his penis. pervert museum. But it was free and that was awesome. Then I made it to the 2 small photography galleries/museums (also free). But if I had it to do again I would have skipped the photography stuff and went to the art museum instead. I love photography but this wasn't very impressive.