Majority of my layovers are just enough time to hit the gym and grab a quick meal, but when the aviation gods bless me with an international trip (typically 24 hours in a foreign city) I take full advantage. The summer months have brought some awesome flying my way and I’m excited to share my adventures with you!
Dublin is one city that has been on my list of places to go since I can remember. A good portion of my heritage is Irish so when I got the call for a trip to Dublin I knew I had to make the most of my time there. Unfortunately our departing flight was delayed 6 hours which means my layover time was cut extremely short… my crew and I had plans to venture to a small coastal town called Howth but with our limited time when we finally arrived in Ireland we decided to just wander the city.
One of our first stops was the famous Temple Bar. I felt the urge to get a traditional Irish pint while soaking in the fun atmosphere. After wandering around town for a while we went to dinner at a spot called The Church. This was, obviously, an old Church converted into a restaurant and pub with live musical entertainment and dancing. The coolest part of this place was the entire Church was still intact from the choir loft to the old organ… It was beautiful!
I think one of my favorite parts of visiting new cities is seeing all the bright doors that decorate the neighborhoods. I’ve become obsessed with taking photos of these colorful doors, as you can see. So far Dublin and London have the most decorated doors I’ve encountered.
The city is so colorful and vibrant and the people are so pleasant which made my short time there amazing. Dublin is a beautiful city and I am determined to go back as soon as possible. There is so much more to see than just the various pubs I wandered into and I cannot wait to get to the coastal towns just outside the city. Stay tuned for my next post: 24 hours in Paris!