Good morning Dublin!
Today we woke refreshed and sprinted downstairs for a last minute free hostel breakfast. We figured instant coffee wouldn’t be sufficient and splurged for macchiatos at The Bald Barista. We are happy to find the peanut butter here is excellent – peanuts, peanut oil, cane sugar, vegetable oil, and sea salt. How come in America there are so many ingredients?!
Off we hiked to the Guinness Storehouse for a tour (€13). This is the thickest, darkest beer I’ll drink. And only slowly. We toured the premises and learned how to pour our own pint. We’re pretty much rockstars. The 6th level is a beautiful glass wall overlook at the surrounding area – absolutely stunning!
Conor met us at the Guinness exit for our next stop : Jameson Distillery! I’m more into Jameson than Guinness, thus super stoked for this tour (€10.60).
On our way we grabbed a small snack…a roasted tomato and spinach wrap at The Food Gallery.
The Jameson Tour was narrated, very informative and ended with a glass of Jameson. Which we downed immediately. This is the best whiskey in the world. Period. Delicious.
We hopped on the light rail and visited a free local art museum, Hugh Lane Gallery. There were a few works displayed by Claude Monet there.
(check out Battleship Potemkin and Massacre of the Innocents at Chantilly)
A wee bit later we found ourselves at Cassidy.. a local pub… drinking beer, eating some killer pizza… and playing chutes & ladders. Throw back!!
4 some hours later we headed back to Conor’s apartment and spent the evening speaking Irish with his adorable flatmate, Ian.
At night it gets down in the 50s, and that’s quite alright with me.
My favorite picture so far this trip took place in the seedy dark basement of Cassidy’s where there was a toilet tank suspended above the toilet with an arrow pointing down and the words “Ministry of Magic”… because here in Dublin is the closest I’ve ever felt to being in a Harry Potter movie. Wicked!!