Matthias at St. Patrick's DayI wish I was Irish! I was living in Ireland for some time and fell in love with this country. The people, their mentality and hospitality, their culture, history and heritage coupled with their pride to be Irish. The whole package differentiates this country from other countries and people in the world.

Ireland: Friendly people, no rush, no stress – a welcoming atmosphere. Isn’t this something everybody desires when visiting or settling in other countries!? I was living next to Phoenix Park to the West of the city and was working for Ireland’s biggest private tour operator – Abbey Tours, which had its large office building just next to the River Liffey in the middle of the city. Next to it, the Brazen Head – Ireland’s oldest Pub – in which we met every Thursday for after work drinks.

Close to Phoenix Park – The place I lived…

My place in DublinMy home in Dublin

 

Deers in Phoenix ParkBray close to Dublin
Dublin City

Dublin CitySpire DublinDublin River LiffeySt. Paddy's Parade in Dublin

 

Temple Bar at night…

Temple Bar at Night

 

Especially during the summer months, my flatmate Rafal and I, hosted numerous couchsurfers from all over the world. I explored a lot of sights and spots within and outside Dublin, celebrated St. Patrick’s Day in Irish style, made some road trips across the island and discovered Northern Ireland as well.

Howth & Bray – beautiful cliffs, beaches and landscapes near Dublin…

Cliffs BrayBray sea sideBray Sea view at BrayHarbour HowthHowth mountain view

 

Beach in Howth near DublinBeach in Howth

 

Great Parties with great people…

Clubbing Dublin NightDublin PartyHalloween Party in Dublin

 

I had great times in Dublin, made new friends, enjoyed great celebrated good parties, explored the entire country and got to know lots of people working in the Irish tourism industry.

Hard Rock CafeAfter work Brazen Head Dublin Abbey Tours