Dublin - Come for a day and stay for a week
Baile Atha Cliath, Dubh Linn or just Dublin, is situated on the Ireland's east coast, on the estuary of the River Liffey and at the centre of the Dublin Region. From the 17th century Dublin started to grow rapidly and it was at that time the second city of the British Empire after London and the fifth largest in Europe.
In 2007 Dublin won the title of the friendliest city in Europe, so if you're searching for a good time (and the three names city) you're just landed on the right place.
There is no wrong place to go in Ireland. A warm and exceptionally friendly people, a lot of historic attraction and breathless nature are just one part of what you can expect to see and experience in Eire. Plan to arrive in Dublin in the middle of March when Irishmen celebrates St. Patrick's day and experience Irish hospitality, but if you wish more, start to make plans for this summer.
The best way to see all of Dublin's attraction is to take a tourist bus tour. If time is not the problem it is better to see it all by foot. Forty six rivers flow through Dublin, so the bridges are everywhere. The most known Dublin's bridge is O'Connell Bridge that connects two sides of the city. As Irishmen just must have something unique that's how the O'Connell Bridge is the only traffic bridge in Europe which is as wide as it is long. However, it is not the only bridge worth to be seen.
Inevitable visit the Phoenix Park, a true Dublin's jewel which is bigger than both Hyde Park in London and Central Park in New York. Residence of the President of Ireland is situated in the Phoenix Park also as Visitor Centre, the place where visitor can enjoy in a historical interpretation of the park from 3500 B.C. But, there are also cricket grounds, the horse polo field and many walks and scenic routes.
Much of Dublin's most famous architecture dates from Georgian time and is often described as a city's golden era. Visit Custom House built in 18th century, Dublin Castle from 13th century, St. Patrick's Cathedral...
Every now and then take a break. Those who love to shop described Dublin as the true shopping Mecca. Grafton Street and Henry Street, both pedestrian streets, are your targets for a shopping.
Rent a car. You cannot leave Dublin if you didn't explore the neighbourhood. Bumpy roads and some "locals" will make your day even more excited. By "locals", we mean sheep. If it comes to negotiation between you and the "curly" creatures, let them slowly pass, this is their territory anyway. Finish day in one of the pubs. As Guinness is to the Irishmen like chocolate to the Swiss; taste it, and taste it, and taste it, and... stop. You know, even too much chocolate can make you sick. ■