i constantly twist words and sentences together in my head to try and figure out a tone for this blog, but as it changes each time i figured it best to just flow with whatever comes to mind.
dublin, oh dublin, i had no idea what to expect besides it's love of beers - and that did not disappoint. the guiness factory was a real treat, taking you through the history and a step-by-step of how it was/is made, lest you appreciate the beer wrongly as you sip (or gulp) it admiring a 360 view of dublin. it was a bustling city, with heaps of tourist activities at each corner, which i completed. i never did understand the fascination with trinity college till i walked past and did a double take from the glimpse given through an arched door. i walked into such a picturesque campus that it felt a bit like a fairytale, disney even - literally, the birds were singing and the sun were streaming through the leaves and bathed the buildings in a warm, cosy glow. i was so completely entranced that i did not even have the presence of mind to take photos.
i have to say though my favourite part of dublin was just walking the streets with no intention - purely wandering and wondering. stumbling across vintage stores that proved temptation was difficult, but not impossible, to resist; deciding that i wanted to wolf down every single item of the quaint little cafes/food trucks/food markets i could find, from cheese+garlic fries to vegetarian curries to pastries to nachos and breakfast burritos, it didn't stop.
it was collectively 5 days of art and culture and food and people mashed up and sunbaked under bright blue skies and breezy temperatures, and i loved every bit of it.