Dublin, Ireland- Day 1

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Me enjoying a Strawberry Beer at an Irish Pub.

Our morning tourism started at Trinity college.  We first took a Historical Walking Tour of Dublin from a graduate student who studied History at Trinity College.  It was interesting, especially if you love History... for me a non history buff it was still interesting but went over the top a bit.  After the tour we walked around the Temple Bar area and had lunch.  Then we gout our tour of Trinity College and the book of kells.  We had a short tour before hand and then got to go inside to see old manuscripts and the book of kells.  The Book of kells was written about 800AD and contained gospels of Mathew, mark, Luke, and JOhn.  it is very colorful with pictures and the inks used for the color were from all over(mediteranean, Persia, Afghanistan, etc.

Trinity College
)   We then go to the Library which was amazing and so beautiful.  Rows and Rows of books with shelves from the floor to the ceiling then a second floor.  The funniest/most interesting thing for me was that the books were arranged by size.  So in order to find a book you would need to know its dimensions.  The only good thing about this way of organizing books is that it saves the most room and the most number of books can fit in one space.  The library also holds the oldest harp where Guineess gets its symbol. 

That night we went on a BackPackers Pub Crawl which was so much fun.  Basically you pay a few euro and they take you around to a bunch of different bars getting you free shots and discounted drinks.  You also get to meet a lot of other travelers and its fun to share stories with one another.  We made a few friends and decided to meet up the following day to do some more tourism together.  If you are in Dublin and interested the website is www.backpackerpubcrawl.com

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Me enjoying a Strawberry Beer at a…
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Trinity College
Trinity College
The Temple Bar
The Temple Bar
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Ryan with a wooden man in an Iris…
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