Thursday, August 5, 2010


If I'd have to guess, I'd say that about 9% of the world's alcohol and bars are in Dublin... When it comes to drinking Dublin is pretty intense. I must say I loved all of the pubs and alcohol advertisements. They're all very colorful and fun and brighten up the city. It really adds something to the atmosphere! Perhaps it's just that it livens things up a bit and reminds you not to take life too seriously.
When Chelsie and I first arrived in Dublin I will admit that I was not a fan. We were both a little bit grumpy (those whole 2 hours of sleep really weren't helping) and we had to try and find out where our hosts lived. We went to a pretty shady looking part of town and were able to meet one of our hosts, "Jon". After chatting for a bit, starting some laundry, taking a shower and trying to wake up we went on a quest to find our football playing Brazilian host Athos. Unfortunately by the time we got to his football match it was already over and we missed him. So, we decided to go watch The Karate Kid and get some food. Eventually, we went back to the house and met Athos and his other 5 other flatmates (6 if you include Jon). We then went to a house party followed by the Temple Bar area of Dublin. We had fun getting to know our hosts and their friends while we danced and laughed the night away.
The next morning we went on a wonderful tour of Dublin and then quickly went to the Guinness factory to do the tour! We were just in time to get in and run up to the top and get our complimentary (Or 11 Euro) pint of Guinness. The Guinness in Ireland is THE BEST beer ever! I don't think I'll be able to drink it anywhere but Ireland now. :-(
After the tour we went to grab some food. Athos meet us for dinner where I had Fish and Chips (for maybe the 3rd time on this trip). Chelsie and I then split a fried Mars Bar (fried Oreos take that...) and an apple pie. Then we made plans to go back to the house for an early evening before waking up for our flight to Edinburgh the next day. Well we did stop and get some mixings for a Brazilian Cocktail!

What we thought would be an early night turned into an all night get to know you session with our hosts! Since we had to get ready at 4:45am anyway we decided to just stay up all night! We passed around a Brazilian cocktail, played youtube videos and music, played get to know you games, had a dance party, and then at 5:15am left our new Best Friends for Scotland. It was such a great last night in Ireland and although we were SO exhausted for Scotland I don't regret those times one bit!


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