Irish Daytrip: Bray to Greystone

Now, that I am done with my master dissertation (WOHOO) I can once again enjoy the perks of living in Dublin, one of them being the beautiful nature surrounding the city.

Just the other day me and my friend decided to go to Bray. Bray is a little town at the ocean, which looks a little bit like a typical British coastal town. It has a few places to eat along the esplanade and it also has a little funfair (mainly for kids) located at the end of it.

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Rainy Dublin: There are still some things to do

Unfortunately, Dublin is a city with unpredictable weather. One morning the sun is out and you decide to ride your bike to college and suddenly on your way back it’s pouring rain. This means, that also when you are visiting the city (or you live here and friends come over to visit you) that you can never fully plan the weekend without having indoor options. And because once it comes to a situation where you need those options you are always blank and can’t think of anything, here are my favourite things to do in Dublin when it’s raining.

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Hometown Favourites: Skinflint

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I never really was the biggest Pizza fan. Whenever I went to an Italian restaurant I got Pasta and I can’t even explain why. Pizza just never made it on the decision list.

Lately, I start realising that I actually really do like Pizza. And there are a few places I could definitely recommend to you around Dublin. But let’s start with the first one which might be a bit “different”.

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Irish Daytrips: Killiney and Dalkey

Living in Ireland has a really big advantage: Everything is so close that you can explore the whole country with the help ofΒ daytrips. On my birthday a month ago, I really wanted to go to the seaside and enjoy a nice walk on the beach. I mean, when you live so close to the ocean, why not take advantage of it?

So my roommate gave me the recommendation to go to Killiney.
Killiney is just around 30 minutes by DART away from Dublin (there’s a DART station at Victoria Street and one at Connolly Street, so one on the Southside and one on the Northside).
Once we drove into Killiney I was speechless for a second. These cliffs full of different greens and flowers in yellow or violet and then this endless ocean!

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Hometown Favourites, Dublin: Sushi

Anyone a Sushi fan out there? Because I definitely am.

And there are two places in Dublin that any Sushi fan shouldn’t miss when they are in town. (There might be more but those are my two favourites so far!)

#1 Musashi

Musashi is located at Capel Street on the south side of Dublin just close to Mary Street.
It has a great selection of sushi, including the usual ones but also some special, not so common creations. On top of that, for everyone who’s not that into Sushi (for whatever reason I don’t understand) they also have rice and noodle dishes that always look really great as well. Prices are normal, just what you expect for Sushi places I’d say.

Tipp: Definitely book a table or bring some (waiting) time with you, because it is packed no matter what day it is.

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Edamame, Dumplings and Spicy Salmon Roll

#2 Yamamori

There are three different Yamamoris in Dublin (if you google it, they say four but two of them are at the same location), one at South George Street, just close to Temple Bar, one just across the street from it and one at Ormond Quay, around the corner from O’Connell Street.
I’ve been to two of them and the Sushi is really really good. It tastes really fresh and they do have a few specials that are worth a try. And non-Sushi-lovers also won’t be disappointed here since they offer a wide range of different noodles or rice dishes for you to choose from.
At Yamamori they serve their Sushi with black rice, which I’ve never had before but just tried last week and I gotta say it is really good! BUT I felt like it also fills you up more than the white one does, so keep that in mind when your hungry eyes are ordering.

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Black Rice Sushi

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Edamame and Sashimi Salad

My little guide around Ireland

Like most of you might now, I currently live in Dublin, Ireland to do my MA in Journalism and PR. Even though the course is pretty tough and I am working hard, I try to squeeze in a bit of “Sightseeing” around Ireland, not only Dublin.

So just this weekend I was traveling around Ireland a bit and I thought I might give you some insights and definitely photos about the places I’ve seen around this beautiful, green country so far.

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