First, let me say that less than 10 seconds after takeoff we dropped like the Tower of Terror and I was 50/50 that we were going down. Some serious turbulence continued for the majority of the flight, and the cabin lights stayed on the entire time. In other words, not a wink of sleep. But luckily, my seatmate Cayne kept me calm and entertained during a lot of the flight. Cheers to not-fat, very friendly seatmates!
After collecting my bag at baggage claim, I hopped the 6 Euro Airlink Express bus to O’Connell street, dropped off my bags at the Global Internet Café, and started exploring the city. I enjoyed a delicious brunch at Queen of Tarts, took a tour of the Dublin Castle and walked along the famous shopping mecca of Dublin: Grafton street.
- Always bring an eye mask on flights when you want to sleep
- Whenever possible, book train tickets in advance (prices go way up like Amtrak vs. staying the same like LIRR)
- Do whatever you can to stay awake that first day after a transatlantic trip. I am going on 0 hours of sleep right now, but I’m pushing through to stay awake as long as possible so that I can wake up about 85% adjusted to the time change
- People drive on the RIGHT side of the car and the LEFT side of the road, so keep that in mind when crossing the street. Also, keep that in mind if you are getting a ride somewhere so you don’t embarrass yourself like I did and sit right down in the driver’s seat without realizing there is a steering wheel in front of you