Apologies for the delay, the internet connection on the other side of the ocean was just rubbish.
Door Handle at the entrance to Christ Church Cathedral in Dublin, Ireland, built around 1028 AD
We're still enjoying the beautiful city of Dublin and have started the day out with a full Irish breakfast, which, if eat correctly, will eliminate almost entirely the need for an Irish lunch (which is approximately the size of an American dinner, but is definitely not dinner. Dinner is an entirely different meal which can neither be confused nor replaced by lunch, however, lunch can be replaced with a "snack." To erase any confusion, one should just ask for food).
Meals aside, one should be very careful in ordering a salad. A side salad does not involved leafy greens, but instead includes a collection of all of that restaurants side salads (salads here being potato salad, coleslaw, and pasta salad) while a tossed salad comes closer to the leafy greens category but frequently includes a terrifying array of long stemmed weeds that will undoubtedly end up stabbing you in the nose.
We began our day's journey at the National Museum of Ireland where I accepted what was clearly a challenge to take as many photos as you could in clever ways.
The museum is home to some incredible pieces of history from around the word including bog bodies and ancient Irish artifacts - most of which are completely stunning in their detail, it's hard to believe they were done without use of any machines.
Continuing in the spirit of our search through the history of Ireland, we traveled down the road - in the middle of a light drizzle of course - to the Christ Church Cathedral and St. Patrick's Cathedral where we enjoyed some beautiful singing in Gaelic and the high vaulted ceilings and carefully tiled floors.
While St. Patrick's Cathedral is indeed as beautiful as they say, I would highly suggest seeking out the Christ Church Cathedral... Where St. Patrick's was built on top of a river and has no catacombs, Christ Church goes down far enough that they have even settled a gift shop and restaurant down there... You can even go up and ring the bells in the bell tower.
With so many churches and all that history, we couldn't resist the more flavorful side of Ireland's history, and before finishing out with dinner, we headed over to Guinness to pretend to see how they make their beer, but mostly for the free pint at the top of the factory, which has the most incredibly view of DUblin