You probably already know about Julebord from my last year’s text, so this year I present you something different.
Debeli is a huge lover and worshiper of both whiskey and beer, so I was thinking of visiting either Jameson distillery or Guinness brewery while in Dublin. What I didn’t know then was that the production of Jameson has been transferred to Cork and that Guinness storehouse is more about selling the merchandise than showing you the real process of brewing. However, what we did at the end, it turned out to be even better!
Dining offer in the capital of the Republic of Ireland is somewhat wider than Belfast, but just because Dublin is a bigger and more economically developed city. On the other hand, a bigger and wider offer doesn’t always mean it’s better, but it’s definitely worth a visit.
Northern Irish cuisine is quite similar to the British or to that of the Republic of Ireland. In the past, the basic diet of average Northern Ireland man was bread and potatoes. The limited choice of foods and non-existing influence of international cuisine resulted with a poor and uncreative culinary offer.
Even before arriving to Ireland, I knew that we would have to ”out of” the city to see the beautiful irish nature, so I booked a tour to the Cliffs 🙂
Belfast completely blew our minds, but after two days it was time to go back to Dublin. We had a direct flight from Oslo to Dublin, so we took a 2 hour bus drive to Belfast with Aircoach company, the same one we came back to the capital of the Republic of Ireland.
Our trip to Ireland in September was supposed to be a one day trip for a concert of my favorite band, but it turned out to be a six day vacation and a visit to the two major cities on the island. Nothing wrong with that, right? 🙂
I almost forgot this summer adventure when Debeli took me on a romantic ride on the lake.
If I’m not counting a walk by the river Akerselva or downhill the Ekebergparken it took us more than a year to go hiking in the woods.
After a visit to the apple orchard we got hungry so we stopped for a lunch in a nearby town, Drammen.