North Island

Population of 3,450,800; part of New Zealand; 43,911 square miles.

Interesting fact: the island has six cities and twelve main urban areas.

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Post-Long Weekend

It was a fun and interesting weekend overall with the things we saw, did and said. A highlight would be Saturday night, our last night there, where we laughed over dinner with our good food and my talent for making any situation as awkward as possible.

Overall, Dublin was AMAZING. I loved the accents, the people, the sights, the vibe, the history - everything! I can’t say I loved it as much as London, but it was definitely up there. It was different. I did most of the touristy things: walked down Grafton Street, toured through Trinity College, saw the Book of Kells, went to the Dublin Castle, saw Saint Patrick’s Cathedral, visited the Cliffs of Moher, went through Burren and stopped by Corcomroe Abbey which was built in the 12th century! We also ate pub food a good amount which was interesting and very unhealthy :)

The people of Dublin were the nicest and most hospitable I’ve ever encountered. Our airbnb host was so amazing, she provided us with everything imaginable, and every taxi driver and tour guide for the Cliffs always had a smile and were willing to show us around. There were some things we didn’t do (like the Guinness Factory and Kilmainham Goal etc.), so I’m definitely going to go back again someday.