I've been in Dublin for over a week now and this has already become one of the greatest experiences that I could have imagined. Right from the start I began to experience so many new things that I thought I would never experience. The city is a mix of old and new. The old style architecture dominates the majority of the city. The stonework and brickwork is ever apparent throughout the city. The buildings are all remnants of an older time with gorgeous churches on every street and small hole-in-the-wall style stores.
Not far from the apartments where we are living is the bustling street of Thomas Street. Thomas Street is one of the main roads on the south side of the Liffey River. It is a great guide to lead us around the newer, more urban environment of Dublin with loads of shops, pubs, and restaurants. Already, just in this week I have fallen completely in love with the city and can tell that these four months are going to absolutely fly by.
One of the best things that I have experienced thus far is the trip to Bray. Bray is a coastal city south of Dublin, about 30 minutes away by the train.
|View from hiking Bray Head|
|Mosaic decorations at Bray Train Station|
Champlain Abroad Dublin, Spring '14
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