Two weekends ago we went to Dublin to meet up with good amigos (Kristen, Chris, and Tom, who you might recognize from our trip to the States) from Maryland! Meghann wanted to make it a birthday surprise for Graham, but it's really difficult to surprise someone who needs to get leave paperwork approved, so it was just a super-awesome non-surprise pre-birthday present. We spent 3 days in Dublin, checking out the best it has to offer: Dublin Castle, Trinity College, the Book of Kells, Church of Christ, the River Liffey. Oh, and pubs, pubs, the Guinness Brewery, more pubs, Temple Bar, the Jameson Distillery, and let's not forget about the pubs.
|Meghann had to try an Irish cheese plate, perfectly paired with Guinness.|
(Vegetarian) Irish Breakfast!
|Learning how to make the perfect pour. We all passed!|
|Showing off our perfect pour skills.|
|Tom is also an official whiskey taster.|
We did catch the train out of the city one day (as in "we didn't just drink Guinness all day, every day, what kind of people do you think we are?!") and then took the cliff walk between Bray and Greystones. A six kilometer walk was a good way to work off
all some of those delicious pints.
Our walk ended in the
It was great to be able to hang out and explore a fun city like Dublin (and a bit of the countryside) with our friends. After 3 days, it was time to head back to Spain, but not time to say adios to Kristen, Chris, and Tom, because they were coming back with us! Here we are, grabbing a Guinness (they really do taste better in Ireland, believe us, we tested the theory multiple times) before heading to the airport.