Ireland - England 2012

Dublin Day 3

Today was Tom’s first day at golf and my first day traveling alone.

I started off with a couple of poached eggs and a tiny tomato with some toast and a cappuccino.  I went back and took a few more shots of Trinity College with less people around, amazingly, there was still a large queue to the Book of Kells.

I then made my way down Grafton Street which is Dublin’s second main shopping area before starting my guide-led historic walking tour of Dublin.  Interestingly, the house of commons blocked its windows in protest of the ‘window tax’ where the government tried to tax the amount of sunshine you had coming through your house.  Nowadays, it houses Ireland’s national bank.

After the tour, I went in search of China Town which in most places is a strip of asian shops.  This was no different, except it didn’t have the hustle and bustle, nor the red dragons, gates like you expect.  I went searching for a yum cha but settled for a Chinese & Korean BBQ restaurant named Arirangi.  The ambience and decor were great, and it had 5 separate karaoke rooms.  I selected the Unagi Bento lunchbox.

After lunch, I hopped on the bus and did the alternate route and ended up going to the Wax Museum.