Trip Start Oct 06, 2010
5Trip End Oct 18, 2010
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Where I stayed
We ate at a wee slip of a restaurant down the block from the Best Western
Hotel, here in Dublin named Juno's Cafe Bistro. The Norwegian chef,
Juha Salo was incredible. Larry had the most tender steak of "Irish
Angus Beef" I have ever tasted in a restaurant and I had a fabulous piece
of smoked salmon.
Since almost all the homes, businesses and government building (and castles) were either brick or stone the folks of Dublin show their originality with brightly decorated doors and entries. I even saw a calender at the airport that each month was a close up of a door.
I was thinking that the people sure had a lot of custom books printed (genealogy maybe?) until Larry Pointed out the "Bookmaker's" were where you went to place bets.
Chinese Take Away was possibly the favorite food in Ireland after traditional Irish food. We had dinner in one tiny town that only had three restaurants. One was "Traditional Irish Food", one was "Indian and Pizza" and the other was Chinese Take Out.
Note the sign regarding the fine for not picking up after your dog. If you don't pay your fine immediately and end up in court it is a 3,000 Euro fine!
Guinness Brewery -
Note that it is wrapped around an ancient church on the right hand side.
Our hotel was almost across the street from a major transportation center where the Metro, all the City and National bus lines, the Tram and the train lines all came together at this one station. You could get to anywhere in the city as well as anywhere in Ireland from this one spot.
Pubs near the hotel on the River Liffey