I always love going around castles because the amount of detail all around is astonishing. We took a tour around the castle… I’m sure it was informative but most of the time, Pia and I snuck into different rooms to get solo pictures
Also, just the history in a 500 year old castle was so fascinating. Being in a castle, you can put yourself in a time period long ago — a time when women had a room to check the mirror before heading into the party hall, just to make sure their petticoats weren’t sticking out because then it would “send the wrong message”.
I highly recommended visiting the Dublin castle if you’re in the city.
GUINNESS STOREHOUSE, DUBLIN
We went around the Guinness Storehouse here in Dublin yesterday. Apparently it’s one of the biggest tourist attractions! (Well people love their beer, no doubt).
It’s a 7 storey warehouse that has an audio/visual tour around the history of Guinness. Now I know that beer is made of barley, yeast, water and hops. I was surprised by how intensive beer processing is, some of which are boiling, fermenting, maturation, etc.
On the 7th floor, we were able to try a pint. Gotta say, I thought I would enjoy it more, but beer really is an acquired taste. (One that I haven’t acquired yet)
But hey, now I can say…I’VE HAD AN IRISH PINT!!!
A highlight of the trip was also meeting our second cousins for the first time ever. You wouldn’t know it if you put us side by side, some are red-headed, 6 ft tall, and have the thick Irish accent. They were so warm and welcoming to us! Can’t wait to visit them again.
I enjoyed walking around Dublin and getting a feel of the charming city.