Day 1: Saturday, 30th January 2016

At 8:30 am we met at Düsseldorf airport. We were all a bit nervous but very excited to be going on the trip to Dublin. After our 2 hour-long flight, we arrived in Dublin at 12pm (Irish time) and we were driven to our hostel, the "Backpackers' Sky" in downtown Dublin. We checked in and were impressed by its great atmosphere. Then we explored Dublin with the help of our wonderful tour-guide Lisa, who told us a lot about its buildings and the history of Dublin from 600 BC up to the present day. It was very informative.

 

At the end of the day we were very tired, but also happy that we had experienced so much.

 

Mats and Zorbey

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Day 2: Sunday 31st January 2016

We started the day by preparing sandwiches for our lunch. After that we went to a small cafe where we had our first Irish breakfast. There was lots of choice and everyone had something different. Then we had a great tour around Dublin where we visited the famous Kilmainham Goal Prison, a Museum of Modern Art, various shopping streets and last but not least the Hard Rock Cafe. The weather was typically Irish: it was rainy and windy and sunny! The best part of our day was the prison because we learned a lot about Irish history and the importance of independence. What annoyed us most today was a group of tourists taking funny selfies at a former execution site. After that we visited the Museum of Modern Art and took lots of photos. In between our visit to the Modern Art Museum and dinner in the Hard Rock Cafe we had about three hours of free time. We received a warm welcome at the Hard Rock Cafe and had a great dinner there. We had lots of fun together - good 'craic' as the Irish would say. All in all, we had a nice day and we learned many new things.

 

Aleyna and Kevser

 

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