This post is a few weeks delayed, but our trip to Dublin deserved more than one post (and this is definitely not the last!) Dave and I arrived jet lagged and zombie like the night before Christmas eve, which was perfect because we just lay low over the holidays before going into full tourist mode.
After exploring Blackrock, where Dave is from in South Dublin, and where the doors are beautifully painted, we visited the city centre of Dublin. I had already visited Dublin about three years ago, however, this time was different because I had a Dubliner show me around the best places. We took the train into the city and got off right at Trinity College. We walked through the grounds which were beautiful, stopping to take lots of photos along the way. Next stop was Kaph, http://www.kaph.ie/ a specialty coffee and treat shop that I had researched and had to visit, which I was so glad I did. Located at 31 Drury St, it was easy to find and their line up told me what I had already decided, this was the place to be. It was a small coffee shop, with seating downstairs and upstairs, with delicious and organic coffees and treats. I had a Matcha Latte, which I was so excited about because not many coffee shops have them available, and Dave had a cappuccino. After warming up, we continued our tourist day. We met up with one of my friends from Victoria who is going to Med school in Dublin and had lunch. After we parted ways, Dave took me along some of the main shopping streets, but always making sure to duck into the little alleys and lanes all over Dublin. Here I was able to take some photos of some unique street art and marvel at all the interesting and historic architecture throughout the city. Dublin is a small city, which makes it that much more enjoyable to visit with lively streets and friendly people, there's always something to do or somewhere to eat.