Travel: Winter in Dublin

September 11, 2015

After my weekend in London, I headed to Dublin. As someone who has lived in Southern Hemisphere countries all her life, I was amazed at how dark winter was. The sun rises so late (I think it wasn’t fully risen until after 10am) and its only around for such a short time before starting to set mid afternoon.

It barely snowed while I was there, but I can’t remember a time I experienced a place as cold. I thought I was being over prepared by taking my big Alexander Wang snow coat, however, I really underestimated winter! I can’t say how much this made me appreciate returning to Australia afterwards (where it was summer) – though some would argue that an Australian summer (especially in Adelaide) is just as tough as winter in the UK and Ireland.

Since I was in Dublin for business, I only had a small amount of free time. At first, I was struck at how very stark and gloomy the city seems from the outside, but quickly got past this once I found how warm and full of character the Irish are.

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