48 Hours in Dublin, Ireland

When it comes to travel, I think nothing of jumping on the first flight of the day, visiting a country, seeing some of the sights, have dinner somewhere, stay the night and then take the last flight back home on the following day.  Sometimes when you don’t get a lot of days off to travel you have to learn to maximise the little amount of time you have!  In today’s “48 Hours in…” guide I share my tried and tested itinerary on how to spend 2 Days in Dublin, Ireland.  Including cool things to see and do, where to eat and where I stayed!

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Something Different in Dublin: Wakedock

I thought I’d share my favourite thing I’ve done in Dublin, Ireland! If you’re after something that doesn’t involve alcohol or museums but is something a bit more active and challenging, yes, right in the city centre, I think I’ve found it!  Located at the Grand Canal Dock (roughly a 25 minute walk from the main centre) is Wakedock, a cable wake boarding park!  What is wake boarding?  Think snowboarding, mixed with water skiing and you’re not far off!  I first learnt to wakeboard behind a speed boat, cable parks eliminate the boat.  The tow rope is attached to a cable that runs above the dock and uses a control box to stop, start and control it’s speed.

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Chocolate Guinness Cake – British Recipes to take Stateside!

This is the first post in a series all about the British recipes I will be taking with me when I emigrate to America!  I can hardly take a whole fish and chip shop with me, and lets face it, it just wouldn’t be the same unless it’s wrapped in paper and you’re sitting on a sea wall!  But there are some English dishes I can replicate once I’m there!  It’s going to be a learning curve for me, I like to think I’m pretty good at making cakes, but I’m going to learn how to cook English meals from scratch too!  But first up, I’ll stick to what I know – Chocolate Guinness Cake!  (Yes I’m aware Guinness isn’t technically British!!!)  Originally a Nigella Lawson recipe which I’ve tweaked slightly to suit my tastes.  Mainly more beer and a little less sugar!

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