Posted by Uncle Henry Mon, February 04, 2019 12:02:22
Although I prefer wilderness in front of urban sites, there are some capitals that go directly to my heart, Dublin is one of them. With its mild coastal climate, it is a nice destination even in the winter. We were there a January week, a few years ago.
The hotel was a little worn, the bathroom door couldn't close, the view not directly captivating and a ice-pail on the table next to our table, caught the water dripping from the ceiling in the breakfast room ... Charming! The hotel was simple but at the same time very affordable! There was nice reception and central location. We loved it!
It is impossible to miss where the dark stout Guinness comes from, it characterizes the whole city. Are ubiquitous. A heavenly kingdom for those who appreciate the drink as the undersigned does. If you visit Dublin, you must not miss the Guinness Storehouse. A fantastic museum that tells you everything you want to know about the iconic stout, at seven packed floors!
The city center is no bigger than you can easily discover it on foot, but there are of course several different companies with Hop on Hop of buses, if it is preferable. In addition to museums, whiskey distilleries and other cultural events, there are several fine parks. St. Stephens Green is one of them. A small oasis in the middle of the city with lush greenery, statues, ponds and a rich bird life. Fearless robins sing from bushes and fences.
Temple bar area is another must. Charming district full of good pubs and restaurants. Many pubs have live music in the evenings, an atmosphere of Ireland at its best.