A Taste of the Emerald Isle
After 6 long weeks of working we were back on another holiday break. This time we decided to go to Ireland. We've always wanted to go and the price was right. We planned the trip with another couple. We met them through the Birmingham Vegans Facebook group and we were looking forward to exploring Ireland together.
We searched on Expedia for hotels and prices. We decided that staying in the city of Dublin on the weekend was too expensive and planned to be in nearby Bray for the weekend.
We left on the 9th of December from Birmingham and arrived in Dublin in the afternoon. It was really windy out there so the landing was a bit rougher than we were used to but we arrive safe and sound. Going through customs was pretty simple as there weren't any lines. We found a Tim Horton's kiosk in the Dublin airport which was weird to see since it is a Canadian thing.
|Tim Horton's kiosk in Spar store.|
After we ditched our stuff at the guest house we went out looking for some food. We used the Happy Cow app and found there was a Govinda's restaurant which is the restaurant that is run by the Hare Krishnas. We've been to one in London before that wasn't too bad.
|Romantic Candle light at the Celt|
The next morning we set out to explore Dublin. We had a hop on hop off bus map and mapped our route around the city to see some of the famous sights.
We walked through town. It was a cold day but thankfully it wasn't raining.
|We love street art|
|Dublin Castle Entrance.|
guided tour. Otherwise you are free to roam around the Castle.
In one of the galleries at the castle they had an exhibit on Irish design. We checked it out and they had some interesting designs on display.
Next, we made our way to the Fleet St/Temple Bar area. There are lots of neat pubs in that area. It's one of those streets that is iconic so it's a must see for people visiting Dublin for the first time.
|8.95 euros. Soup, small salad selection, bread and vegan pate.|
|Everything was decorated for Christmas.|
|Inside the shopping centre where the library was located.|
We managed to find a Mexican place called Saburritos that had vegan options. Dublin has quite a few Mexican restaurants.
Afterwards, we went to the Tesco and guess what beer was on sale... Molson Canadian. Pretty funny as we haven't seen it anywhere in the UK yet but here it is in Ireland.
|10 euros for Molson Canadian|
To view the next few days in Cork click here.
When we got back to Dublin from Cork, we made our way to Govinda's for some lunch before catching our next bus to Bray. Govinda's was so cheap and good that we couldn't pass up going there again.
To view the next few days of our trip in Bray, Click here.
After our time in Bray we made our way back to Dublin,
|Waiting for our friends.|
|We got the lunch special again|
We took a walk to Aldi to see if they had this vegan Christmas chocolate pack we had heard of, but they didn't. We bought Mint Thins instead. They were awesome.
We caught the bus back to the airport right outside our guest house. It was very convenient.
Our flight was on time, and we were in the air before we knew it.
Until next time Ireland.
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