Dublin - Day 1
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We booked a flight to
I remember flying into
After touching down we were led onto the tarmac where I was
once again reminded of the heat. Immediate
sweat poured out of us. After grabbing
our luggage we boarded a double decker bus that took us into
We had dinner at a pub in Temple Bar. A traditional Irish dinner (I guess) of shepherds pie and Guiness. After dinner we traveled around the area from tourist bar to tourist bar, at each stop having a Guiness and a splash of Paddy Irish Whiskey. It’s the cheaper whiskey but we’ve all had Bushmill’s back in the states so we decided on the local swill.
We tired quickly of Temple Bar and started wandering around
the outside neighborhoods by foot. We
stumbled across a great little hole in the wall pub and decided to hang there
for a while. We all bellied up to the
bar for our Guiness and Paddy when I met this somewhat intoxicated Dubliner who
I quickly made friends with. Sitting
around this little pub we got to listen to some amazingly hammered yet
wonderful voiced elderly Irishman do his best rendition of a Pearl Jam
song. I’m not the biggest fan of cover
bands, but a cover band this wasn’t.
Some guy just came in and brought his guitar with him and the regulars
at the bar were singing with him. Even
if it was a cover of a
We stayed until closing then stumbled our way back to our 2 star hotel.
Tomorrow – Get out of