18 August 2014

dublin

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Oh, Dublin.

I went into the city twice on my own during my trip. The first time I was hoping to find the Dublin Castle, and the second, I was looking for a couple of places a friend had recommended for shopping. Both times though, I just got ridiculously lost and a little overwhelmed and ended up heading home soon after I had found the places I wanted to go. In all honesty, Dublin itself didn't appeal to me all that much. The people were super friendly, which was great when I asked for directions for the sixteenth time, but other than that, it's just really crowded and busy, and it didn't have much to offer that I hadn't experienced already in other places I've been. 

Regardless, no matter how stressful and overwhelming it can be, exploring a new city on my own is never anything short of incredible. Travelling with friends and family is amazing, but there's something special about being on your own in a place you've never been before. It's so refreshing when there's no agenda to follow and no other opinions on where to go next.

I found a Costa coffee right in Dublin's city center, and stopped in for a cold drink and a break from the busy sidewalks. I sat near the window and people watched a little while soaking up some free wifi, and it was nice to have a quiet moment to really take advantage of where I was and realize how lucky I was to be there. I'm so grateful that this trip was possible. I didn't know what to expect of Ireland, but I didn't think I'd fall in love with it as much as I have.

Until next time, Ireland!

1 comment :

  1. Isn't Dublin the best? Your photos are amazing. The one of the builders on the scaffolding is awesome.

    I still just can't get over how cool it is that you came to Ireland!

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