You won’t need much to miss Dublin for the rest of your life.
It takes a pic casually found no matter where and Dublin, and all the magic that this word contains, will come up to your mind and you’ll just miss it as if it was your homalend.
I’m not going to bother you and your life with my nostalgia, I will only tell you some incredibly beautiful things that you can do and in my opinioni you really MUST do) in this city.
These are very low cost or even absolutely free activities, so ready to take note, okay?
#1 – Vintage and Open air markets
Dub is so full of it! In my opinion they are a major part of the soul of the city because they keep the memory through objects awaiting their second life.
They are not just suitable for those who want to buy or who love vintage stuff. They look nice, they are ‘well done’ and, you know, I’m an Italian girl and to me beauty is even more important than life itself. Choose, for instance, the Brocante Vintage (Newmarket square) where you can be inspired to take pictures or have small great ideas of gifts or shabby chic design for your home. (I DO love shabby chic)
For the small gift to yourself or to those waiting for you to (finally) come back home – or wherever else – , my personal and not strictly required advice, is to look to one of the many flea markets all around the city. Old and second hand items are not the only items: there are are also exhibitors of small paintings and photos. One way to take away a bit of Dub inspiration.
See other info on Dublin Flea Market very cool website.
#2 – Street music
So, let’s be clear: listening to the buskers in Grafton Street is not like listening a students band walking down a common street of the world. Here you’ll often find the most navigated artists who have been playing for a long time. It’s a kind of social local habits of those who choose music as a life companion: they stop making other works at 5.00 and go in Grafton and play (yes, just like in the movie Once, which I really suggest you to see before going to Dub, or after).
They are real concerts which leave a free giveaway and, in the case, buy a CD.
#3 – Doors, windows, green spaces
As a fan and follower of contemplative idleness, I must suggest you to have a rest in one of the many green spaces in the city, in the early stages of the day when the sun alternates with rain.
Similarly advice to get away for a while, let’s for one afternoon, from the busiest areas of the center to learn about the peaceful and quiet suburbs. No Starbucks, better to choose some semi-empty cafe or pub (open during the day). Looking out the window will be a bit like watching a melancholic movie without sound.
The city thrives on its most commonplace, and you can better understand, perhaps, away from Temple Bar.
Yes, all right, but in the end of contemplation you must go to Temple bar! With the cost of just a pint you’ll enjoy very very good music, and music is the real FREE soul of this open air asylum.
Out of temple bar, I suggest you at least one night at the O’Donoghue’s Pub (15 Merrion Row). Also connected to an cosy cheap hotel, for me it was love at first sight!
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