So this week I went on a mini break to Dublin, Ireland. This is the first time I’ve ever been to Ireland and it didn’t disappoint! I had such a good time even though I wasn’t there for long. I stayed in the Issac Hostel. Here are some of the things I got up to while I was away in Dublin.

Trinity College Dublin

Outside trinity college, Dublin

Trinity College was so beautiful. I planned to see the Book of Kells but unfortunately it was closed for the few days I was there.

Grafton Street

Grafton Street

I also went shopping down Grafton Street. Dublin was such a good place for shopping if only I had more room to bring stuff back!

St Patrick’s Cathedral

St Patrick's cathedral Dublin

St Patrick’s Cathedral is the largest church in Ireland. It was built between 1191 and 1270 and is a must see when visiting Dublin. As well as St Patrick’s cathedral there is also another nearby cathedral of Christ Church Cathedral which is also worth a visit.

Temple Bar

Outside Temple bar

Before visiting Dublin everyone said that Temple Bar is worth a visit. Temple Bar is a great place to go during the day or the night and listen to some great live Irish music. Temple bar is expensive but is a must see! There are more pubs in Temple bar, lots with a great atmosphere and music.

St Stephen’s shopping centre is located at the top of Grafton street and is named after the close by St Stephen’s green. It’s currently decorated so nicely for Christmas.

The Spire

the spire

The Spire of Dublin which is also known as the monument of light. It’s 120 metres tall and is located on the same site as where the former Nelson’s pillar was. It is located on O’connell street.

river liffey

Guinness Storehouse

outside guinness storehouse

Now visiting the Guinness Storehouse was one of my favourite parts of my trip which surprised me. Even though I am not a fan it was a great place to visit which was really informative. As well as getting a free pint at the top in the Gravity bar where you could see the whole of Dublin from. It is definitely worth the visit.

 

Here are just some things I got up to on my mini break in Dublin.

I’ve been spending a lot of time recently looking online at places I really want to visit. Made me think that I should write a list of places I hope to visit in the next few years. So here is the top 10 places on my travel bucket list.

Uk Passport and coins in different currencies

1. Amsterdam

I’ve thought about going to Amsterdam so many times. I mean its so close and easy to get too. Hopefully I will get to go in the near future. It looks like such a beautiful city I am desperate to go.

2. Chang Mai

Now Chang Mai looks like an incredible city, but the main reason I want to go is to visit the Elephant Nature Park. If you know anything about me I have a complete love for Elephants. This is my ultimate dream to go a volunteer here.

3. Nepal

The main reason I want to go to Nepal is to do the trek to Mount Everest Base Camp. I’ve been wanting to do this for the last few years not only to go see Base camp but also for the challenge of getting up there.

4. Bolivia Salt Flats

So this is the worlds largest salt flats and just looks absolutely incredible. When looking at photos it just looks so beautiful and even more so at sunset.

5. Zimbabwe

So there are two main reasons why I want to go to Zimbabwe. First is to go on a Safari. I love animals and it would be nice to see them in their natural habitat. And also to visit Victoria falls.

6. Croatia

There is a few places I want to visit in Croatia like Split and Dubrovnik. Dubrovnik especially to go see some of the film locations of Game of Thrones. Recently as well, I have seen a few people go on boat tours around Croatia which also would be something I want to do while I’m there.

7. The Maldives

Now this is one of the ones I don’t see happening anytime soon. The Maldives just looks like paradise and so beautiful. The beautiful beaches and the clear water just looks like the perfect location to de stress and have some relaxation time.

8. Iceland

Blue Lagoon, Northern Lights there are so many reasons why I would want to go to Iceland not to mention the beautiful cities there too.

9. Whistlers, Canada

Whenever I normally go away, it’s to somewhere warmer rather than colder. Thought this one was a bit different and the scenery looks incredible. I have also never been skiing and have always wanted to try it.

10. Santorini

The buildings, the beaches and the view. There are so many reasons why I want to go here.

So this is my current top 10 places that I want to visit. If anyone has been to any of these places I would love to hear any recommendations. As hopefully I will get to visit soon.