Adventures in Dublin

At the end of March, I cleared off to Dublin with my family. Myself, my mom, two of my aunties and my cousin headed off on the Tuesday morning, from Birmingham Airport. 

It's no secret that I love a mini break. It's always nice to head off to another city for a short time. We arrived on Tuesday and left late on Friday evening. 


Millennium Bridge, Dublin
Millennium Bridge

We stayed in Staycity Apartments. They're quite basic but perfect for what we needed. We thought that we'd be sharing one but ended up splitting across two. So myself and my cousin shared one and left the grown ups in the other one. 

They're really ideally located and the staff were so helpful. The tram is literally a minute walk from the apartment and there are shops and restaurants everywhere. 

The first evening was pretty low key. We strolled a little and found a Tex Mex restaurant, near to the apartment, for our second night. 


Nachos for my starter 

The steak was lovely. Wasn't so keen on my potatoes

The second evening was super chilled. We got food and wine from Tesco and stayed in. Perfect. 





Playing the Guinness Harp


Our reward for walking around

Much like many who visit Dublin, we headed off to the Guinness Storehouse. It's such a nice few hours out. You can book online and the tram takes you very close to the actual place. 

I only started to drink Guinness a couple of years ago. Even if you don't like the drink itself, it's interesting to learn about a brand that has been around for so long. 

I loved it. The free pint of Guinness in Gravity Bar, at the end is just a bonus. The merchandise is amazing! They've put Guinness on near enough everything you can think of. 


These people have my whole heart.


What else did we get up to? One night, we headed to Temple Bar. It's a spot near to the river, where the nightlife is. I can now say that I've been to a proper Irish bar. It was fun. Little bit rowdy for my tastes but an experience, nonetheless. 

We did a spot of shopping. I absolutely loved the fact that I got to pop into Bershka. It's one of my favourite high street stores and we don't have one in Birmingham. Sort it out, Berskha. Why does London get two? I bought a cute jumper, so look out for the outfit post on that. €10. Bargain! 


At the Guinness Storehouse


Temple Bar

On the final day, I went off in search of the statue of Phil Lynott, from Thin Lizzy. We spent a really long time walking around in the rain. We basically got lots and it took ages but I got there in the end. 

It's in such a random place. Literally up a small street, off a shopping high street. Worth every second for me. I went full blown tourist, that's for sure! 


Statue of Phil Lynott
I found him!

The final highlight of my trip was getting to meet my friend Cynthia. We actually met at random on YouTube. We both have quite small channels and she's been an amazing support. We met up at my apartment and she's every bit as lovely as I thought she would be. Can't wait to see you again, Cynthia! 

Cynthia

We made a video together too. I don't talk about my channel very often, purely because it's still so teeny tiny and I'm not entirely happy with it. 

Dublin, you were a delight and I will for sure be back again. 


Gravity Bar
The view from Gravity Bar, Guinness Storehouse

Flying back to Birmingham
Have you ever been to Dublin? Any recommendations of things to do, next time I go?

Much love, 

Melly 
xox

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