In which we spend a day wandering the streets of Dublin, punctuated by castles, cathedrals, tulips, pubs and pints of Guinness…
Has it already been a week since I left Dublin? Crazy how time flies when you have exams breathing down your neck. But I’ll skip the dreary school talk.
Our second day in Dublin started with a not-so-early walk around the neighborhood (hi, we like to sleep in)…
(Did I mention how much I love the #DoorsofDublin?)
Destination: C O F F E E
The hotel concierge had recommended 3FE, a hipster-ish cafe serving up artsy, fair trade coffee beans.
And donuts. Can’t forget about the donuts.
We both got cappuccinos, then shared this interesting take on green eggs and ham (!) – pulled pork and two poached eggs with pesto hollandaise, on top of toast.
After grubbin’ to our heart’s content, we decided to put on our tourist hats and explore.
First stop: Dublin Castle.
Second stop: St. Patrick’s Cathedral.
This tulip garden had me making the super duper googly eyes.
Third stop: Grafton Street, the main shopping hub of Dublin.
(You better believe we stopped in the Disney store for city-specific Mickey souvenirs.)
Fourth stop: an authentic Irish pub…
For a couple pints of Guinness!
(Verdict: holy moly, not a fan.)
Fifth stop: St. Stephen’s Green. Aka, the prettiest park in all of Dublin.
Nestled in the middle of the park was an entire garden full of TULIPS.
I basically stopped every 4 seconds to take pictures.
* Caught in the act *
Also nestled in the park? This adorable little cottage.
With it’s own private tulip garden. ❤