My heart belongs to Dublin, Ireland
I had the chance to live in Dublin, Ireland for a year back in 2011-2012. At the time, I was studying English at university in Lille and I got selected to take part in the Erasmus exchange program. I didn’t know what to expect back then. Long story short, I fell in love with Dublin and Ireland in general.
During my year studying at University College Dublin, I got to explore every aspect of the Irish capital: culture, history, food, pub scene, nightlife… It was such a pleasant way to immerse in the Irish culture! The Big Smoke is a little gem and I recommend you to travel there if you have the opportunity to.
Even if it’s the capital, the city is rather small. It is possible to visit the best spots in a few days. However, I advise you to stay longer in Ireland so you have the joy to explore the country beyond Dublin. Take the road to the west and visit Cork, Galway, the Cliffs of Moher and even the Aran Islands. Or rent a car and follow the Dingle Peninsula for stunning scenery!
Don’t fear the so-called Irish weather. Yes sometimes there’s wind and it rains. To be honest, I’ve seen days when it wouldn’t stop pouring. But other times, you can experience several seasons in just a day. It is quite amazing. The weather is part of the charm anyway. If it is raining too much, it might be the sign you need to enter a pub, let yourself go to a pint of Guinness while enjoying Irish live music!
If you are planning a trip to Dublin and you need some tips, feel free to check out my article that got featured on Travelicious a couple of months ago.
Fancy a day trip to Dublin?