Hi and welcome back to my blog!
It’s been two weeks since I arrived in Dublin and I can honestly say that I love it here. Aside from my work placement, which could not be more perfect, I have also fallen in love with the city and the Irish culture.
Unfortunately, during the week I don’t have much time to look at any sights or do much else - I leave the house at 7am and don’t get back until after 6pm. However, I still have plenty of time on the weekends and have managed to squeeze in some really fun things.
For starters, Lea and I visited the “must-sees” in Dublin such as St. Patrick’s Cathedral and Marsh’s Library. We have also strolled through the city and spent some relaxing time reading a book in St. Stephen’s Green.
Last weekend, we went to Galway and the Cliff’s of Moher, which were truly astonishing.
The weekends are also a great time to go out and delve into the most famous part of Irish culture - the pubs. No matter where you are in Dublin, you will find a pub (or ten) on every corner. A lot of them even have live music, so you can just enjoy a pint of cold cider and listen for a while.
What I also really love about Dublin is the close proximity to the sea. We have for example visited a lovely costal town called Bray and on Tuesday after work I went to Sandycove for a swim at the beautiful historic bathing place “Forty Foot”.
All in all, I think Dublin is an amazing city and there is so much to do here. Stay tuned for my next blog!