For many years I wanted to visit Ireland. I have heard a lot of stories about Irish people, their music and their history. To make the long story short, once some friends invited me to join them to a trip in Dublin I said yes, even though I was thinking about my university assignments and of course my financial management. The thing is that if you try saving money and at the same time studying you can do both with great success. So for two weeks, I managed staying more in my place, studying and actually saving money at the same time which means Scotland and Ireland could happen at the same month. Sounds fair to me! 😛
So what about Dublin? Well, when I arrived I was feeling kind of strange about the city. I couldn’t say from my first impression that Dublin is the prettiest city. It’s odd that it reminded me a lot of Athens even though it was really cold, rainy and windy. In the center of the city I could see a combination of old and new buildings, of beautiful and not so beautiful buildings. To me, Dublin is a more easy-going city comparing to London where everything is neat and well organized. But when it comes to the over-all vibe, atmosphere and music Dublin comes first: Pubs with live music, great whiskey and beers. People who sing, chat with each other, have fun and dance. People in Dublin were drinking coffee at 6pm -that is something that I forgot while in London most of people drink beer at that time and most of cafes close at 6pm. In Dublin most of the pubs, bars and clubs close at 4 am. We had a chance to visit Cliffs of Moher and Galway, a road trip that I will never forget. We had the Atlantic ocean view and the beautiful Galway’s harbor. Do not miss this great ride. I am already thinking of when I can go back to Dublin to sing and dance in the welcome & heart-warming amazing pubs.