Monday, March 17, 2014

Take Me Back To: Dublin


Happy St. Patrick's Day, everybody! Not only do I love St. Patrick’s Day because it gives me a legitimate excuse to spike my coffee with Bailey’s, but also because it lets me get incredibly nostalgic about my trip to Ireland in 2010. Dublin completely took my breath away, and despite being there for only a few days, I truly became infatuated with the city.


Dublin has a certain rustic charm that I absolutely adore. The picturesque brick buildings and musical accents make me believe in the “Luck of the Irish”, for anyone who lives there is truly lucky. Although my trip started off as an epic quest for good beer, charming accents and leprechauns (the last of which I didn’t quite find), I ended up discovering a delightfully friendly and mesmerizing culture.


We explored the beautiful Trinity College, wandered through the shops of Grafton Street, toured the Guinness Storehouse where I drank my first Guinness ever (obviously this was before I found about having Celiac disease… if only Guinness made gluten free beer too!), bar-hopped and listened to live rock music in the pubs of the Temple Bar district.


Fact of the matter is, I’d give anything to go back right now. Not only are the Irish by far the friendliest people I’ve met throughout my travels, but the country is simply stunning. I'm dying to visit again one day and spend more time exploring the rest of Ireland. (And perhaps by then, gluten free Guinness will exist!)

Have a great St. Patrick's Day, everyone!

11 comments:

  1. Ahhh Dublin, such a wonderful city! :)

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  2. "spike my coffee with Bailey’s" I think this is a great Idea i would like to try this how i wish i live in dungeon full of Baileys!!

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  3. Ugh.. just got home from Dublin last night and definitely already missing it! Agree with everything you said here, especially the part about the friendly people!! The people were just so freaken friendly. Not that the people aren't friendly in Spain, but this stuck out. Love this post!

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  4. I would have never thought to visit Dublin, but now you have convinced me. :)

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  5. I love Dublin so, so much! Your pictures really paint a nice picture of the city :) I want to go back someday soon. Give me some Guinness, Cider and live music in dusty bars and I'm a happy gal! xx

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  6. I went to Dublin last year, and I had no idea I would love it so much! And I completely agree with you that the Irish are extremely friendly! I loved taking taxis there! Haha!

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  7. I spent six wonderful years living in Dublin and your post made me miss it so much! When the sun is shining, Dublin is the best place in the whole world :)

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  8. That picture with the colorful buildings on the water! I want to go there.. right now!

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  9. Just discovering your blog today, but your pictures are beautiful. I love Dublin (#loveIreland) but you really make it shine. You should definitely head back over here xx You'd love some of the countryside. So much in Ireland to see and snap! Sláinte!

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  10. Thank you Sarah! I'd love to go back to Ireland someday and explore more. The countryside and the Cliffs of Moher are calling my name!

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  11. You should! Anytime you want a tourguide, or just a fellow Irish roadtrip buddy ;) haha

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