We absolutely loved Ireland! Dublin surprised us and has been one of our favorite cities yet. Dublin was a wonderful mix of antique and modern. The city was comfortable and livable and the people were so friendly. The majority of the time we enjoyed wandering the streets, and we found some great places to eat or enjoy coffee and a plethora of inexpensive antique shops, which was dangerous. We felt like “those tourists” who kept awing “how cute” and “I love this,” but we couldn’t help it.

First, we found a local pub to get some food because we heard there was a big national Rugby game. We enjoyed our food and cheered with the locals for Ireland. Then, we walked along the river to Trinity College, which was beautiful.

Our favorite part by far was all of the unique, colorful doors and exteriors of the shops and restaurants. Here are a few of our favorites:

And inside those colorful doors were the adorable antique shops-I told you they were dangerous…

We loved our company in Dublin, my dear friend Hannah, who is studying abroad in Madrid this semester.

One of the best things Dublin had to offer was a tour of the Guinness factory. It was a self-guided tour and they presented the information in creative, fun ways. Once you finished the tour, they had a “sky bar” on the seventh floor with a beautiful view of the city.

If you ever have the opportunity to visit Ireland, we highly advise you do so. We all wish to go back someday!

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