Ireland: Day 7 (Dublin - Walking Tour)
After an exhilirating visit to the Book of Kells and the Trinity College Library, we sat in one of the benches in the campus to eat the sandwiches we got from the cafe earlier in the day. The day has turned into a beautiful sunny day with blue skies, despite still being chilly. We took a little more time than necessary soaking up the sun and nourishing our body - a time for reflection before seeing more of the sights.
While we were sitting on the bench, we were also mulling over our next move. Consulting the HOHO map, Guinness is not too far away. It looks walkable distance on the map. We did walk over there. But it was so much farther than we expected (duh!) However, it was fun discovering residential neighborhoods that we passed on the way that we would not have seen had we waited for the Hop On Hop Off bus.
As we were walking, we stumbled upon the popular Temple Bar and took a few photos. We passed by Christ Church Cathedral and stopped for a look-see. They are offering tours of the cathedral and since we were pressed for time, we passed. We even just walked by St. Patrick's Cathedral. All these and more I hope to revisit given the chance to see this charming historic city.
It was a long walk and I have feared we were going the wrong way. I had some second thoughts about continuing the walk especially when it rained, but we kept on going. After what seemed like forever, we spotted Guinness.
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