As promised, here is my post from my short & sweet trip away to Dublin, Ireland. I had the best time, Uni work is starting to get stressful as deadlines approach, but I've been working non-stop and really just needed that little break away from everything, because sometimes, we all need to escape. After an early 5am start, I couldn't wait to jump in the taxi to the Airport, I'm just one of those people that get that holiday feeling and can't wait to go. Find out what I got up to on my travels... (warning: picture heavy post!)
The lovely hotel I stayed at called The Dublin Skylon Hotel (from the Best Western franchise) - the staff here were so welcoming and friendly, and you can see for yourself how nice the room was....
We got upgraded to a king size which is always a bonus!
Dublin's so beautiful....
A quick stop off for some delicious icecream....
Being a big kid - obviously!
How cute is that baby elephant!
Spotted a real-life sloth. My life is complete.
We then went for tea at Hard Rock cafe, which is a must to visit a Hard Rock when in any capital city - however I found the Dublin one rather disappointing. The staff were rude, the food was bland and the service charge was ridiculous - definitely put me off going there again. However we soon cheered up as we then went to go see Royal Blood at the Olympia Theatre - they unfortunately wouldn't allow me to take any photos there, but they were well and truly amazing live, definitely deserved the 'Best British Group' 2015 Brit Award!
The next day we decided to visit Dublin's landmarks by seeing the castle, gardens, and of course, The National Leprechaun Musuem. What else?! Here's a totally-ready picture of me in the 'giants room' - you wouldn't believe how difficult it was to climb up on that chair haha!
Had to obviously take a selfie with their pride & joy leprechaun!
We took a stroll in the huge park that's in the city centre, it was so tranquil and beautiful, if there wasn't the odd traffic noise you wouldn't' have thought that you were in the City at all....
I opted for nothing too fancy, but it certainly does look like the fanciest fish & chips ever! It tasted absolutely divine....
Then to finish off the night in true Irish style, we went to a couple of bars and classic pubs to drink guinness and truly immerse ourselves in the friendly atmosphere. I really loved The Temple Bar - It's quite well known to be touristy, but I still thought that it felt super local and fun, with bands playing and hidden corners that could sit with your drink chatting away.
Have you ever been to Dublin / Ireland?
As always, let me know!
Lots of love,