9:30AM – Breakfast and Guinness Storehouse
We woke up at around 9:30AM. That is everyone except me. As usual, I was the early bird. Of course I grabbed breakfast in the hostel. Usually 9:00AM is the cut off for breakfast in the hostel. So my friends went to a nearby cafe. While they ate, I opted to picked up some fruit at a local mart. The fruit was pricey, one banana was 50 cents €. Nonetheless I don’t believe I've had fruit in a long time, so I made the decision to buy 3€ worth of fruit (two bananas and an orange).
|Dublin - Guinness Brewery - Poured Our Own Pint|
1:00PM – Lunch at Charlie’s Chinese Restaurant
We were craving Asian food and for 6.50€ we got soup, rice, and a meat dish. We walked to Grafton Street, which is one of the main shipping streets in Dublin. This place was like a Santa Monica Promenade. There was live street music and street performers. Someone had used sand to build a dog lying on the ground. Another person dressed up in a spacesuit to ask for money to fund his college tuition. We walked through the mall and looked at their discount outlet (TK Maxx). I ended up getting ice cream at Gino’s Gelato, which is seriously really good ice cream. I got the Nutella ice cream in a cone for 2.5€. For some reason their ice cream is way better than it is in the States. They feed their cows real grass!
|Grafton Street - Looks like Santa Monica Promenade|
8:00PM – Pub Crawl and Dinner at the Oriental Café
We headed back to the hostel and a couple of my buddies wanted to go on at Pub crawl. You first pay 5€ at the hostel and then the remaining 7€ at the first pub. I thought it was a rip off especially when you could go to these pubs on your own. Before we went on the pub crawl, we stopped for dinner at The Oriental Café. It had good yelp rating and we decided to try it out. Basically it is an overpriced sushi, Chinese, Korean or rather Asian place. The servers were Asian and I felt like we were paying more for the atmosphere versus the food. It was a huge disappointment.
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