first impressions: dublin, ireland
- It's very clean!
- Bars everywhere and always full
- Starbucks (and cafes in general) everywhere
- Friendly people
- A lot of tourists
I was so jetlagged when I first arrived here. I am a big napper, but resisted the urge! If you ever have to fight off jetlag, go walk around! Adjust to the current timezone you're in as quickly as you can!
The first thing I saw was a group of Frenchmen doing a drinking relay (see video below). After that, I just walked around and observed!
Saint Stephen's Green Park
I kept hearing this little boy say, "Hello!" but I didn't realize he was talking to me. I finally turned and said hello back. "Do you want to take a selfie with us?" his dad asked. I said we should do a video instead.
The park itself is really pretty and probably only takes about 10 minutes to walk through. I kind of took my time and stopped to take pictures.
Temple Bar Neighborhood
At the entrance of the park, there was an attractive busker singing with a crowd of women watching (myself included). I saw a group of girls across from where I was - each one of them went up one-by-one, putting money into his guitar case. One of them went up to him and kissed him on the cheek. Her friends LOVED that. They continued ogling at him when all of a sudden, this trash truck drove directly in front of them. They all went, "NOOOOOO!" and I immediately burst out laughing 😂
Throughout the Creative Quarter, there are tiny winding pedestrian streets that lead to pubs and shops. There are a lot of tourists in this area as it seems like a good place to shop and eat.
Here is a short video of my first day:
Thanks for reading!
xx - Steph