We arrived in Dublin just before the crack of dawn this morning and have spent the day defeating jet lag (sort of) and getting a sense of the town. First thing was to get to our hostel, Paddys Palace, north of the Liffey River, and cart all our luggage up four flights of narrow stairs – a set of stairs we’ve been up and down many times today. You can bet we’re getting our exercise.
Between a couple of cat naps, we’ve spent the day eating some traditional Irish fare and having a few traditional Irish pints. Day 1 was a complete success, ending with a walk on the Liffey boardwalk. Time for bed so we’re ready to head down to Grafton Street area tomorrow.