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Published: September 14th 2008
We found O'Donnahues, the one off Grafton street. We have a list of famous pubs to visit and raise a glass of Guinness. Thanks for the advice, Denis.
Two days in Dublin and the weather has been great. I arrived with no delays, and twenty minutes later Heather came from her long journey from Bermuda. We went to hotel to leave our bags and took off to explore Dublin. We strolled along Grafton Street window shopping and seeking the Thai restaurant recommended by the concierge. When we found it the waiter told us to either come back at six (they were closed) or go to nearby Vietnamese restaurant. We chose the latter and soon had our green curries.
We found a famous statue of Irish woman, you can tell when you come across something of note by all of the cameras flashing.
Dublin is like every capital city in the world, no Irish to be found downtown. When walking along the streets you can hear every language in the world. There are roads with dozens of cuisines. So far we have eaten Thai (green curries are hotter than usual), Kababs (don't bother), Chinese (great crab salad) and Subway. We'll try Irish food when we get to the country. We're getting the car this afternoon. Yesterday we took a bus tour and was surprised to see a couple with Tim
Statue of Irish woman
Google 'Dublin' to find out about Martha or Mary or whatever this statue is called.
Horton mugs in their hands. They got them at a spa, of all places. They had been to Canada and enjoyed the Tim's coffee. If anyone started a franchise in the U.K., they'd make a fortune. The bus tour was great, and the driver was a real comedian.
Our favourite place is the atrium in the hotel. It is an oasis of beauty and peace. We start and end the day there.
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