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When I arrived in Dublin, sightseeing had to wait as Bridget Jones' Baby had just come out!

In spite of the actors having a few more grey hairs and too much botox I really enjoyed the new film! Note, I'm no film critic, just a girl who can totally relate to Bridget. I was far too excited to see her on the big screen again! For the record, my trip to the cinema wasn't completely devoid of culture; I did learn that the Irish don't have sweet popcorn as an option! Instead they have salt, or salt with butter. Not much of a choice if you ask me.

After the cinema is was off to Dicey’s Bar to meet a friend I hadn't seen since we worked together in Vietnam over a year ago. It was so nice to have a catch up, but in true Irish style we ended up having a few too many Guinness' and started playing "what are the odds." If you don't know the game, it's a slippery slope if you don't mind making a fool out of yourself.

The next day, my friend was feeling a little delicate and suggested we search for some healthy food. I went online and found this vegan place that I wanted to try out. After traipsing through the hippy part of town, we found our some fabulous fayre.  I had the vegan Sloppy Joe. I have to say, it wasn't my favourite, there was far too much mayo which took away from the chickpea and spinach patty.  A bit of a shame really.  Never mind.

That afternoon, the English in us came out in full force and we found ourselves having high tea at Ladureé. Not very Irish, but it was my birthday after all, so we decided to treat ourselves to some mini sandwiches, macarons and perfumed teas. Extravagant but oh! So lovely.

Farewell Dublin or should I say Slán.

Written by: Sasha Rae

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