Thursday, 13 September 2012

A visit to Guinness, Dublin, Ireland - Day 4 on 6/6

We woke around 8.00 a.m. in the morning and went for our breakfast. After finished our breakfast and walking around the city centre to take some street photos. When we reached the park and there parked a Coca Cola bus to celebrate the Olympic flame lighting Event in the Park today. The staff from the Coca Cola were giving free cokes and freebies to all the locals and tourists.  while taking some of the street photos and we couldn't resist the temptation of free Cokes so we joined in the queue for free drinks and freebies.

We were quite happy to get both free drinks and freebies. Suddenly there were lot of polices patrol in horses. So we ask around what was going on around this park. Wow, been told that the Olympic Flame coming to this park around 11.30 a.m. and we asked the policemen the exact direct where this event was taking place.

Once we were pointed to the direction to go, we just follow the crowds around but suddenly all the crowds started to run to another direction. Told my husband, we better followed it seem either there will be more free gifts to be given to the crowds again.

"No, we are wrong this time, no free gift but there are the famous singers Jedward walking toward the stage." Oh! Oh! this was great, so now I got to be a pop stars chaser taking photos of them. Trying my best to snapped my camera as fast as I could but unfortunately, I am so short and in between taking photos, I had also lost my husband in the crowds.

I had no choice but tried my best to find a place where I can see the stage where the DJ stated that the Olympic Flame was coming soon and one of the Olympic lady winner in the last Olympic games in Beijing, she will be holding the torch and to lit it on the stage. No luck, I am at the side of the stage where my views were blocked by the guests and councils members of Ireland.

Luckily, after this lighting event so I walked back to the park where lot of the camera and television stations vans were parked to wait for my husband.  Found my old man and we walked around the park to take some photos. Times to go back to the apartment to meet my nephews and daughter as I have no idea what time they were going out.

My nephew, Gng arranged for us to go the Guinness later today around 3.00 p.m. so stay around playing with the puppies and get ready to go out later.

The Guinness Brewery was about 20 minutes walk away from my nephew apartment. The entrance fee per person was $12.00 euro and student $8.00 euro.  For this entrance fee entitled to 2 drinks. It was a six floors building and at every level we can see how the beer was  process from the start till it was ready to shipped out.    

At the 4th level, there was a Guinness for everyone to test. The beer was different from everywhere, it was  smoother. I am not a beer person so my nephew help me to finish it.  Then we went up to the gallery level which was the 6th level. At this level we can view from the sky view of the city centre. And there were sofas, chairs, tables and bars for tourists to take a seat and enjoy a glass of Guinness or soft drink.

Taking the window seats and enjoy a beer and drink, times seem to fly away.  Gng's friends wanted to buy some foods  to cook tonight. So we went to meet them at the Chinese grocery shop. Bought the items we needed for the dinner tonight and  went back to the apartment to rest and cook.

Finished dinner around 7.30 p.m. Gng took as to the temple bars where it was famous for pubs and discos  clubs around this temple bars street. My nephews arrange to meet their friends at the pubs so we went to walk around this area for 2 hours then went back to the apartment to get an early night rest.

Place: Dublin, Guinness Brewery and Temple Bar Street
Scored: 5 stars
Photos :  By Robert Suen and Catherine Suen
Dated: 6.06.2012

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