When, in 2013, Caroline and I spent three months traveling around Ireland and looking for jobs, we were based in Dublin for a full month. I think that we pretty much saw every single corner, highlight, attraction, park and historic site.
A confession before we continue: while most people seemed to love Dublin, we didn’t really. I immediately have to add that that was mainly due to our growing frustration with an unsuccessful job search. This led to dwindling bank accounts and eventually to our having to leave the country. Not the best time of our lives, but in retrospect we now realize how much we actually saw of Dublin and Ireland as a whole. It’s a beautiful country.
Dublin is home to several fantastic – truly – museums, many wonderful parks, pedestrian shopping streets, cathedrals, statues and beautiful buildings. Of course, it is also the city of Jameson and Guinness, a beer that I had to learn to love but now consider as one of the best beers in the world. Additionally, there are hundreds and hundreds of pubs, several of which we visited.
Although I didn’t really click with the city when we were there, I am still incredibly glad that we spent a good chunk of time there. By walking around every single day, it became one of the cities that I know best. I do know it like the back of my hand.
Jump on my photographic tour bus and come see Dublin with me!