Just came back from a 4 day trip to Dublin. As always coming back first feels like I’ve been away for weeks, and after a couple of hours at home, cleaning the bathroom, chatting on Facebook, and having a long hot bath, I’m back home like I’ve never really been away.
Dublin’s cute. Literally. Most of the sight seeing places are within walking distance. And by walking distance I mean even for a 50 year old American overweight lady. Even when I thought I just take a couple of streets just by hazard I ended up in a place I’ve been before.
If you don’t want to wait in line to see the book of Kells or to wait 45mins for the next tour on the Castle of Dublin… Well, you might want to try shopping, but the stuff is at least the same price as in Zurich. If not sometimes a bit more expensive. So where is the fun in shopping then? In such cases my first choice is to head into the next book store. Probably the major reason why I came home with almost nothing but 10 new books.
The people are very friendly, and with the help of the Marks & Spencer food hall you might even eat at least once a day something organic (they even have organic dog food).
Don’t try to get something edible at the airport. And don’t forget to take an umbrella with you at all times. They have monsoon like 10 min rain showers.