Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Want to see some pictures from Europe?

I'll be honest, jet lag kind of kicked my ass for some reason.

But here I am, with some pictures!

I'll do a post for each city...you know, so I am covered as far as blog material goes. My brain can only handle so much.

We'll start of with the land of leprechauns, Guinness, and fields of green.

Dublin, Ireland!

Our flight got in just before 7 am, so the city was a leeetle abandoned. We surmised that Dubliners like to get up really late in the day. Seriously, we didn't really start seeing people until around 1 pm. 

This is the hostel where we rested our heads for one night. Best service ever, I tell you.
 Our city wandering commenced immediately. Well, immediately after eating of course. There will be a post later all about the food that was consumed on this trip. I hope you're not surprised.

Trinity College



The largest church in Ireland
Because I had two beer-loving boys in tow, it was necessary that we visit the Guinness Factory. I was starting to love Dublin, but I knew I would never love Guinness. 




Not pictured: the tour of the Jameson distillery. I DESPISE whiskey even more than I dislike beer. But the boys enjoyed their free drinks at the end while I politely sipped water. Where's the gin when you need it? Can I tour a gin distillery instead?


What I learned: Dublin is known for colorful doors. They were precious.

Dinner was consumed at the Brazen Head, Ireland's oldest pub. Thanks for the recommendation on that one, Sara!



We made a valid attempt to hit up the Temple Bar scene, but jet lag won that battle.



And thus concluded our one night in Dublin.

We were able to do some more wandering the next morning before our flight to Liverpool, but I definitely wan to go back one day to spend some more time exploring other parts of Ireland!

You might notice that my upcoming posts will not contain a massive overload of pictures. 
On this trip I tried to live the experiences more, rather than pulling out my camera every second.
It's ok because I have some pretty terrific memories in place of pictures!

Next up: Liverpool

12 comments:

Karm said...

wow sounds like a great stop on your trip! those photos are marvelous and that church... wow. I don't like beer either... or whiskey.. yuck. haha

Jenni Austria Germany said...

jet lag usually wins when i try to take it on, too.

i love bulmer's cider!

Phoebe said...

Hi, new follower here (can't actually remember how I stumbled across your blog!) I love Dublin but haven't been for a few years. Looking forward to your next post as Liverpool is my city!

HowdyFromNYC said...

So cute!! I can't wait to go! Any recos on restaurants?

Ashley said...

you guys fit right in! thse pics are AWESOME!! can't wait to see liverpool...missed you too while you were away!!

Britt said...

Ireland is on my list to visit! Can't wait!

LenoreNeverM♡re said...

Oh~such great memories to bring home!
jet lag recovering soon i hope!

Amanda @ Click. The Good News said...

Can't wait to see all your picture & hear about the trip. Ireland is on the top of the list when we we return to Europe.

Sara Louise said...

So happy you had good time and like it!
Can't wait to see hear about the rest :-)

Savanah said...

wow! I loved looking at all your pics!! Looks like y'all had so much fun :)

Megan said...

you didnt miss out much at temple bar unless you LOVE overcrowded touristy bars :) it is fun to wander through though!

i totally feel ya on the whiskey thing! i only like it when im already drunk haha. and the guinness tour is well worth it as you know!

my fav part about dublin? the locals. they are SO nice and genuine!

totally have enjoyed reading about your trip!!!! FINALLLLLLY! now come visit norway haha!

Rod and Alex - aka: "Rolex" said...

Great pics! I think you took a lot! :) So glad you had such a wonderful time!

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