I've been in Dublin the past few days and haven't really done much to be honest. I visited two photography exhibits, walked around Temple Bar (where a drunken bum groped me) and went to a Dinosaur Jr. concert (as per boyfriend's request).
This sign in Temple Bar reads: "No wake up calls, please. Remember Temple Bar is home to 3,000 residents."
There's a giant Spire located near the city's center:
I was feeling a bit under the weather, which is why I wasn't my normal adventurous, photo-happy self. One thing the boyfriend and I did manage to do, however, was EAT!
The Web site http://www.happycow.net/ is really great for finding veg-friendly restaurants. Check it out.
We checked out the vegan/vegetarian scene, and although there weren't many choices as far as dining out, the couple of restaurants that were vegan-friendly were good quality. I was impressed.
Cornucopia, a vegetarian/vegan eating joint, has a great atmosphere to it. Very chill and easy-going. Everyone has a smile on his or her face, and I think that's largely due to the good food. The menu changes daily and all the ingredients are as fresh as they can get.
Ged and I had some awesome soup and home-made vegan bread with a non-dairy spread.
I went back another day to Cornucopia during lunch time and had a small salad that included garlic potatoes and kidney beans with spinach. Totally vegan and totally delish.
We went to Juice, another vegetarian/vegan restaurant, and that was good as well. I had freshly made pear juice that was to die for. I felt cleaner after just a few sips. I know that sounds dumb. Main course was vegetable fried rice. The teriyaki sauce was a little on the heavy side, though. And vanilla soy ice cream for dessert. Good stuff.
I'm now in Berlin, Germany, after a four hour flight from Dublin, and I'm feeling much better than I was yesterday. I'm off to explore what the city has to offer.
Happy Hump Day.