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Dublin, Ireland

Does Guinness really taste better in Ireland?

sunny 70 °F

Of course everyone talks about Guinness as an Irish beer, but do the Irish really drink Guinness? Or is it a marketing gimmick like Fosters beer – which is NOT the choice amongst the Ausies. We headed straight for the pub with our hosts Barry and Bownie for some classic Celtic music. Luckily, the rumors are true, and almost everyone in the pubs drink Guinness! So we decided to head to the Guinness Brewery and find out how to pour the perfect pint. It hard not to notice how much land the Brewery owns in the middle of the city center, and were quite impressed with their multi story interactive tour.

We must have easily walked 10 miles a day in and around the city. There are loads of parks and free museums. Our favorite was the Natural History Museum, also known as the Dead Zoo because of all the stuffed animals. We were quite impressed by the vast display of countless animals.

Through our walking around we learned about Oscar Wilde, the Yeats family, and Trinity College. With a picnic lunch we sat in the sunshine to enjoy the beautiful college courtyard but were sad to have been forbidden to walk on the grass… we imagined how weird Berkeley would have been if we wouldn’t have been allowed to play Frisbee, read, or sunbath on Memorial Glade.

We liked the feel of Dublin, the bus system and scattered castles. There is an interesting contrast throughout the city between the new and the old. Even the Dublin Castle had a colorful addition to contrast to the old black stones.

Posted by Robin-and-Kevin 22:50 Archived in Ireland

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