Our first view of Dublin
Dublin, Day 1, October 19, 2016
We arrived late Tuesday night. We got through customs. We got our passports stamped, collected luggage and easily found a taxi to our hotel. The taxi driver was extremely friendly, telling us about the sights along the way and making recommendations on what to see and where to eat. After less than 30 minutes, we arrived at the Grand Canal Hotel. The rooms at the Grand Canal are more simple than our usual hotels, but very adequate. We had one double bed and one twin bed. (were we supposed to invite someone to join us?). There was ample closet and drawer space. There was a coffee machine and a pot for boiling water for tea. And we even had cookies. Breakfast was OK with all the basics (cereal, scrambled or baked eggs, cheese, cold meats, mushrooms, fresh fruit, yogurt, smoothies), but nothing fancy. One plus for me was that it was very convenient to the Aviva stadium where my meeting was being held, as, of course, it was work that got us here. And it was only about a 15-minute walk to City Centre which was a good thing as there was no public transportation close by.