Dublin, Ireland Vacation – Day 1
I finally went to one of the places I always wanted to visit, Ireland! My girlfriend Kristen and I just got back from Dublin on Monday and I have over 2000 photos to go through. I’ll have separate blog posts on each day I visited Ireland. These photos are from the first day, where we landed early in the morning. I didn’t get much sleep on the plane, maybe 15 minutes of sleep? But for some reason, I was functioning for most of the day. After we got our hotel room down in the Grand Canal Docks, we ended up walking around the city most of the day.
The first thing I noticed was how long of a walk we were out of the city centre. I knew it was about 15 minute walk, but you don’t really know how long it is, until you’re walking all over the city and then have to walk back. Let’s just say we were struggling by the end of the day, especially trying to walk around with hail hitting your face. It also doesn’t help when I forgot an umbrella and map. So lack of sleep, rain, and getting lost in a city you never been in doesn’t make for a good combo. But we got home and got a much deserved rest. Before that, the weather was decent. At times it was warm, and then the next it was drizzling and rainy. Ireland’s weather is very unpredictable so you always need to carry an umbrella with you.
Kristen and I got something to weather in the Temple Bar area, and then just walked around Grafton Street, O’Connell Street and other areas where there were a lot of stores..and people too. Around Grafton Street, is a beautiful park called St Stephens Green. Thankfully when we walked around there, the weather was great and everyone was relaxing in the park. I took some shots of the flowers and the pond that was in there as well. Besides that, we walked around Trinity College and realized it’s just an old college. I wasn’t about to pay 7 euros to see the Book of Kells. That’s about the only thing we didn’t do in Dublin. Well I guess Dublin Castle as well.
The Entire Gallery
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