Guess what? I haven’t recapped my Groupon Getaways Europe trip in a while and I still have 100 photos to share from the last of London and I also want to talk about things to see/do in Dublin. So let’s get to it.
We left London for Dublin around 6 a.m. This photo was taken around 4:30 a.m. I hadn’t slept in more than 24 hours at this time. Look at the bags under my eyes, they’re there and they’re aging me.
I don’t know what my deal was. I just wasn’t tired and I was running on vacation adrenaline. So rather than sleeping we decided to head to Heathrow airport early and suck down a few bloodys.
As we flew into Dublin the sleepys hit me hard. I could barely stay awake and I knew it was going to be a long day. But then I spotted a few castles from the sky and I got another burst of energy. I was that kid who got an absolute thrill out of spotting swimming pools while in an airplane so you can imagine my excitement in seeing castles.
We got to our hotel around 10 a.m. and we were so grateful the place Groupon had set up was very nice and also very hospitable. They let us check in a few hours early so we were able to take a quick nap.
And then we went to explore!
Things to do in Dublin: drink!
The grainiest darkest photo ever, but I don’t care. It sums up how we felt running on two hours of sleep. It’s probably noon at this time. But our bodies thought it was 2 a.m.
Our first stop was the famous Temple Bar, arguably one of the most famous bars in the world. The locals hate it and the tourists love it. Here’s my thought on this, I usually hate touristy bars, but this place is different. Because as you sit in here sipping Guinness and eating oysters on the half shell you’re surrounded by tourists from all of the world. We had Germans to our left, Spaniards to our right, and a group of very drunk kids from Amsterdam posted up at the bar.
After we got some beer in our bellies we went to check out Trinity College and Harry Potter’s library. I haven’t even read the entire HP series and I still found this to be very cool. I could have hung out here for awhile just taking it all in.
And after the library we had more Guinness. This time at Quays Pub. The people in Dublin really like to drink. Chris and I fit in well.
The following day we went to Jameson, Guinness and an old Irish prison that was super creepy. More to come… The Euro recaps will never end!
At this point if I haven’t convinced you to book a trip to Dublin I must be doing something wrong. If Europe isn’t your thing browse the other destinations Groupon Getaways has to offer. They truly have something for everyone. Chris and I are in the process of booking our next already! Which place would you choose?