Top 10 Things About Honeymooning in Dublin, Brussels & Paris

…Mostly about food!

  1. ) The European lifestyle is so relaxed. Things don’t open till 11, big stores close around 7 or 8, and some stores are closed Tuesday and Sundays. Now that’s the life! I now know why Dubliners and maybe other Europeans are so happy all the time. They’re not stuck at work all day.

2.) The bread and croissants are amazing. Mike makes some pretty banging bread (see here for some examples), but the Europeans really know how to do it. I think the one thing that amazes me is that it’s good for more than 2 days even when you don’t put it in a ziplock baggy. What is this trick? There were several days that Mike and I just bought a 1-2 Euro loaf of break and got cheese or meats to go on it. Probably one of the best ways to save money while traveling abroad too!

3.) Guinness in Ireland is better. I know a lot of people say this, but it really is true. I feel like the Guinness in the states is heavy and thick, but in Ireland it’s light and refreshing…even though there’s still the infamous foam. The tour of the brewery is also awesome. The view from their sky bar is breathtaking. You can see everything in Dublin and you get to enjoy a pint of Guinness. 4.) Never say no to an Irish Breakfast. It’s the most filling breakfast you’ll have. Eggs, sausage, a roasted tomato, mushrooms, their version of bacon, and rice pudding (it doesn’t look like rice pudding though). You’ll be full till about 4 PM after you eat one of these babies.

photo via Mike!
photo via Mike!

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The Honeymoon Is Booked…What’s Next?

We’ve been married since September and we’ve finally booked our honeymoon. We’ll be flying into Dublin December 23rd and on to Paris the 27th! But what do we do, what do we pack, and where do we stay? Time to crowdsource. I’ve started a honeymoon Pinterest board, but I need some human recommendations.

We need bag recommendations, lightweight yet warm coats, comfortable boots, and places to visit. Please help! We found out that Dublin is practically closed December 25-27th, so any walking around attractions would be wonderful.

Thanks, Dreamers!!


Pins I’m Loving

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Pho is the best meal for cold weather. I think one of my goals to do this winter is to make a delicious pho. Who else has recipes worth trying?

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I can’t stop dreaming about our future honeymoon. We don’t have a definite date for it yet, but I do know that we’ll be visiting Paris. This image is so gorgeous. A part of me wishes we could go sooner to catch the Eiffel Tower in the snow. 

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