Ireland is one of the most nature friendly countries I have ever seen. The capital Dublin is ideal for a weekend adventure.
During our stay in Edinburgh, we spontaneously found a cheap flight to Ireland and immediately booked. The flight with RyanAir was 20 pounds per person. So far I haven’t addressed any airline in my blog. But I have to admit, RyanAir has the best coffee ever!
On 17 till 20 November 2016, Büzii and I were in the Irish region of Dublin. When we arrived at the airport, we searched for our rental car. The car cost us just under 30 euros. Büzii did a good job and drove for the first time on the left lane =). First we drove to our hostel “Dublin International Youth Hostel” to drop off our stuff. The hostel cost us exactly 92 euros for 3 nights. A real bargain! Since it is very centrally located, we went on foot into the city. What I would like to mention, you cannot pay with Pound since the local currency is Euro. We found out in the supermarket where we wanted to buy something. In addition, the prices are generally a bit expensive compared to Germany.
On the first day, so to speak, we got an overview of Dublin. The city isn’t really big, but still a very nice city. We also had really good weather until the last day, when it rained in the evening. In the lobby of the hostel we had the opportunity to meet different people and the staff from the hostel was also very nice. They showed us the most important attractions. The people in Dublin are very open and accommodating.
The next morning we had a nice breakfast; Breakfast was included in the hostel. About the hostel I can emphasize that it was very hygienic and clean, although we shared a room with 8 other girls, we had no problems and there was nothing to complain about. After breakfast we visited the city with the hop-on hop-off bus tour (which should never be missed on our city trips). The only thing that bothered me was that the entire city was in a construction site, so it was very loud. But the atmosphere and the Irish have just sweetened the day. But “The Sweetest Thing – Chocolate Café” especially sweetened us. We ordered cake, muffin and hot chocolate. As the name implies, it was unbelievably delicious, when I think of it it was just divine. We got a real sugar shock afterwards. The pubs in Dublin are simply legendary. Also, we were still in a WAX museum, which was incredibly interesting and funny.
On the third day we bought some souvenirs, the celebrities in Ireland is the shamrock or otherwise called lucky leaf. After that we drove to Glendalough by car. It was located about 40km south of Dublin. There we could make incredibly beautiful pictures. The mountains are known for its monastery settlement and on site there was a very beautiful waterfall.
In summary, Dublin is as diverse as any other capital. Nevertheless, it is worthwhile to have been there at least once, you won’t regret it.
- Hop On – Hop Off CitySightseeing Dublin
- The National WAX Museum
- Trinity College
- Guinness Storehouse
- St. Patrick’s Cathedral
- Temple Bar
- The Sweetest Thing – chocolate café
- Esquires coffee dublin
- Madigan’s O’Connell Street