Daily Wanderlust: Dublin’s Guinness Factory

Written by on April 21, 2012 in Daily Wanderlust, Escapes - 4 Comments

I realize just in writing this how entirely lucky I am: I spent St. Patrick’s Day in Ireland in 2010.

Damn. Lucky.

However, while I was lucky to be there, I did have one tiny problem during my five days in this charming country (Dublin and Galway). My liver hated me. Despised me. Was ready to fall out of my body, shrivel up and die.

I attribute this to the copious amount of drinking I did with fellow blogger, Abbey, and her friends. Between a raging first night in Temple Bar to being one of the official whisky tasters at Jameson, to the Guinness tour and the perfect pint, to the random drinking thanks to being a stubborn Irish lock on St. Patrick’s Day Eve to the grand daddy of them all,  St. Patrick’s Day, by the time I left Ireland, I didn’t think I could drink ever again. That lasted about 22 hours.

About the Author

Diana Edelman is a travel writer and expat currently residing in Chiang Mai, Thailand. In 2010 she quit her job in PR to go on a solo backpacking adventure and tackle her 30-Life-Crisis. After seven months abroad, journeying throughout Europe and Africa, she returned to America and relocated to Las Vegas. Following a year-long stint back in PR, she once again quit her job to follow her dreams; this time her journey took her to the elephants and Elephant Nature Park where she is involved with raising awareness about responsible elephant tourism. Recently, Diana was named a finalist in the Destinology Travel Bloggy Awards for travel writing. She has been a regular contributor to Viator and recently served as the Las Vegas contributor for OneTravel.com and CheapOair.com. Her work has appeared in print and online, including The Huffington Post, Matador Network, Travel + Escape, Vegas Seven, World Nomads and more.

4 Comments on "Daily Wanderlust: Dublin’s Guinness Factory"

  1. Andi of My Beautiful Adventures April 21, 2012 at 11:10 pm · Reply

    That IS lucky!!!!!

    • Diana April 25, 2012 at 2:14 pm · Reply

      Haha! Yes!!

  2. hitchhiker42 May 10, 2012 at 3:49 pm · Reply

    Alcohol is rather expensive in Ireland. We’re doing our “austerity program” and taxing the heck out of everything. 50% of the price of gasoline is taxes, the VAT (value-added-tax is basically sales-tax) is 23%, and alcohol is taxed at approximately €39.25 per litre of alcohol in a bottle of spirits. Let me explain that last part… if 700 ml of 80 proof whiskey means there are 280 ml of actual alcohol in there. That works out to be about 10.90 euro of tax per bottle. I don’t really know how anybody can afford to drink here. A 750 ml bottle of Jameson whiskey costs 19 dollars in America, and 25 euro in Ireland (for a smaller 700 ml bottle).

    • Diana May 11, 2012 at 5:01 pm · Reply

      Drinking in Ireland was definitely pricey!!

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