My cousin Rachel paid me a visit all the way from Sunderland together with her boyfriend.
I haven't seen her in two whole years and we didnt really had the chance to meet up while she came to penang during the previous summers.
Took them to St George market after they arrived.
i know this isn't relevant to the title stated above, but we'll get there i promise.
PAELLA. Every trip to St George's market its mandatory for me to have this. nomnom.
Milkshake from Maggie Mays after that, I personally find that their milkshakes are much better than the food they serve. I guess it's one of the cheapest diners you could find near around nearby campus.
Le cousie. Queens is beautiful isn't it?
Off to Dublin on the next day, at first when I came to Belfast I assumed that Dublin is actually part of the UK. I'm really sorry but my sense of Geography and History is really bad. Then I learned that Southern Ireland is one country itself, and that they use Euros as their currency instead of pounds. We kinda had a hard time roamin around cause' there's no data. heheh. But good thing Rachel's boyf is good with maps.
Dublin honestly is more happening than it is in Belfast. There are more restaurants and small little cafes around. Part of me felt like I was at home cause' PENANG HAS A LOT OF CAFES. :)
The food is slightly cheaper too! You know, cause' everything is in Euros haha.
The Guinness Storehouse after that.
with my companions hehe.
You get to tour around their museum explaining how their beer is brewed and such.
and I have to say, the Guinness in Ireland tastes completely different than it is in Malaysia.
Rachel's boyfriend, Jason.
The tasting room. Apparently there is a method on how to taste your beer in order to taste the sweetness in it.
The cups are so so so cute! I actually stole one home xD
Then there's the pouring session. Apparently you can't just anyhow pour your beer, again there's a method to it.
and there we have our nice full pint of Guinness. :)
They even give you a certificate for that haha.
Sláinte! (that is, cheers in Irish)
The Book of Kells.
Sad to say, overrated. It's just a giant room filled with super old books THAT YOU CAN'T TOUCH. :( We came here because it is where the first Harry Potter movie is filmed.
But it does look like legit ancient library though.
Temple bar. nah we didn't drink, too crowded, and we've had enough alcohol already hheh.
Met up with Jason and Vivien again hehe.
its a wrap for our 1 day trip.