Tomorrow I set off on the long journey back to Canada. Perhaps I’m being a bit melodramatic because it’s not like I have to swim across the Atlantic and Air Canada does have personal sized tv sets for me to watch Twilight yet again…
I bid a fond farewell to Dublin, the city of Guinness and leprechauns and all sorts of other good Irish things. As one whose alcohol of choice is sugary snacks, I made the best of staying in pub central and found a number of cool things to do:
1. Crepes at the Half Moon Crepe Company – I ate at this place 3 days in a row and it was a very yummy calorific way to start off my day. I recommend the Nutella and banana crepes and their cafe lattes. Ursula, you rule for recommending this and are also responsible for my pants being so tight 🙂
2. Free museums – there are a number of museums that are actually free in Dublin. For art fans, I recommend a trip to the National Gallery of Ireland. If archaeology is your bag, then go to the National Museum of Archaeology & History. For all you dungeons & dragons fans, there’s a cool display of weaponry in that museum, full of maces, axes and other killing implements – plus no lost hit points!
3. Walk down Grafton Street – you will see buskers and likely be accosted by earnest young people asking you to support puppies or starving orphans or give you a flyer for something you have zero interest in. Visit the posh shop Brown Thomas and curse the euro for being such a strong currency, then visit Marks & Spencer just to admire their devotion to “crisps” and other salty snacks.
4. Wander around St. Stephen’s Green – and make sure your camera battery is charged! It’s a festival of photosynthesis in this place. Soak it all up and enjoy!