As promised, today’s post is about our layover in Dublin.  In June 2006, me and Tom went to Italy, France, and Brussels.  On our way to Italy, we had a 4 hour layover in Dublin, Ireland because we were thrify (read: cheap) and booked our tickets through Aer Lingus (I highly recommend doing this, I think we saved a hundred dollars at least).  Anyway, the bus ride downtown from the airport was very cheap and only half an hour in each direction, plus the bus was about 5 minutes away when we got outside the airport.  Here’s me waiting for the bus:

Once we got to town, we walked around a bit.  Unsurprisingly, there isn’t much to do at about 10 or 11am when you get dropped off in the middle of Dublin without a plan.  So, what did we do?  Well, first we walked over some bridge and had a little photo shoot.  This is Tom in front of what I think is the River Liffey:

Then we went to the pub for a pint.  Below is me and Tom having some Guinness.  We were also hoping to get some lunch as well, but after the bartender yelled in the back for his wife and didn’t come back for a few minutes, we figured it wasn’t lunch time yet.  Anyway, we got back to the airport in plenty of time and got on our plane to Rome without any hitches.