Today, we arrived in Dublin, Ireland after a fun 13-hour flight. We flew Are Lingus, and it was a rather excellent airline. We flew economy which wasn’t bad; I would have liked more leg room, they offer seats with extra space for an extra $40-60 depending on the flight – it may be worth the extra cost. Overall the flight costs were decent; we spent a total of $1500 for the two of us to fly, not bad considering – I purchased five months out from the date we were going.
We took a quick bus shuttle from the airport to our hotel, this was a cheap way to get there, and versus the cost of a taxi, it defiantly helped with the budget. We booked a hotel called the Royal Marine in Dun Laoghaire. This was a good first pick, it was out of the city and was quiet, we were upgraded to a deluxe room for free and well worth it. A quick 20-minute ride on the train got us to the city center, and it was less than 10 euro.
The city was great and would highly recommend spending more than the one day we did, planning on going back in the fall of 2017 to spend a few days to see more than what we were ending up seeing. A couple of places I would enjoy for street food was The Counter and Bunsen Burgers.
Bunsen had the better burgers from the census of the two places. The prices are reasonable however the options are limited, so make sure to be in a burger mood.
The Counter had other options than just burgers; they had made you own type sand which and I ended up with a steak slider with a few sauces to try, my favorite was the Korean BBQ type sandwich, the winning item on the menu is the adult shakes.
The next day we were out to head to Paris, what a day that turned into. We were at the airport early to make sure we had no issues with security and on time for our flight. Unfortunately, my companion accidentally packed his passport, and by the time we got it back, we had missed our flight. However, this is where Aer Lingus impressed us. Within minutes I was able to get the flights rebooked on a flight less than 2 hours from our original flight, and best of all there were no charges for our mistake.
Finally, we were through security and on our way to Paris!!