Thursday, May 27, 2010

Dublin Down

Dublin, in a word: meh.

I don't mean to sound like a jaded traveler who is hard to impress. Nor do I mean to dismiss it's history or culture or locals. It's just that my own experience was a bit, well, meh.

I did a very nice walking tour of the city to begin. Most of the sights are within a few minutes walk of each other. I was particularly amused by the juxtaposition of old and new architecture in the castle gardens.

You will be proud to know that I am now both a certified Guinness pourer and Jameson taste tester. (The latter certification is awarded to anyone who correctly prefers Jameson to its American and Scottish competitors. The cups are labeled.)

My most enjoyable experience in Dublin was the Literary Pub Crawl. For three hours, a group of us followed two performers from pub to pub near Trinity College as they recited excerpts by famous Irish writers. The performances were engaging, as was the group, and the night ended with a few of us going out for a midnight Indian meal.

This is where the story starts to go downhill...

Location:Dublin, Ireland


  1. I always get static, ordering Jameson instead of Tullamore Dew. Thoughts?

  2. Hi Noah, it's Valerie. I'm back in London and have just been reading your (very) entertaining travelogue. You could use your experiences to write a food guide to Europe - you seem to have had so many fabulous meals!
    I'll keep reading, and am so glad that you are meeting so many great people. bon voyage Valerie

  3. Valerie, glad you found the blog! Thank you for making my day in Eze so memorable. All the best!