Pros and Cons: Solo Backpacking
We didn't really enjoy our very first solo trip that much honestly. As we prefer travelling with our Well Voyaged buddies instead. Sometimes we felt lonely when we were travelling on our own alone in a place that we didn't really feel familiar with. However, we wouldn't mind if we were going to travel on our own again though. As we would have more chances to randomly wander around, take lots of pictures for our upcoming project and research, and so on. But why do we not enjoy travelling on our own? The main reason is that we wouldn't be able to order lots of different dishes to try but to order one only. What a shame.
說真的，這次是我們第一次各自一個去都柏林旅遊，當一個「背包客」。但是我們都並沒有特別享受⋯⋯ 可能是因為不習慣沒有大家在旁邊一齊分享吧，但是如果有機會再次自己一個人去旅行，我們也不會介意的。因為這樣我們也會有多一點機會自己一個到處走走拍拍，為下一個旅程作好準備喔！我們不喜歡自己一個去旅遊的最主要原因其實是因為⋯⋯ 我們沒有辦法瘋狂點菜，因為自己一個人不能把全部都吃完！太可惜了！
One of the Best Restaurants in Dublin
The Pig's Ear
4 Nassau St, Dublin 2, D02 YX74, Ireland
The first thing that came across our mind was the food we tried there. They were all amazing. But this one stood out. This duck leg covered lots of cornflakes with grape wine sauce. The taste was rich and delicious. The combination of cornflakes and meat was definitely the highlight of it. It was more than amazing. This Irish restaurant is definitely one of the must-go.
第一件想到在愛爾蘭都柏林的事情當然還是吃的哈哈！基本上我們在那裡吃過的都沒有不好吃的！但我們特別想給你們介紹一下這家 The Pig's Ear，那一份鴨腿配葡萄紅酒汁，上面還加了很多玉米片，這個味道很濃郁，超級讚！那鴨腿跟玉米片的配合，簡直就是完美！這餐廳絕對是其中一家必去的愛爾蘭餐廳！
Overall 總括而言: ★★★★★
Explore Dublin in a Picture-Perfect Day
We didn't go to many places in Dublin. All we have been to was the Dublin Castle, some restaurants, a park and a garden. That's it. This trip felt like more of a relaxing one to all of us. We sort of explored the nature side of Dublin and we would say that we were so lucky to have a picture-perfect day.
The Empty National Botanic Gardens in Dublin
We went to the National Botanic Gardens which is located out of the city centre of Dublin. We literally wanted to visit there because we found the pictures so nice on the Internet, which is very true, and our pictures proved it. The park was very empty in the morning at 9am. It was a bit creepy to find the park empty but at least we got more time and spaces to take good photographs.
Rent a Bike in the Phoenix Park
The Phoenix Park is extremely huge... someone told us that we could possibly see reindeers in the park so we went there to try our luck. And obviously, you know we didn't see any... otherwise you should be able to see some of our photographs of them... That wasn't really a big deal of not seeing a single reindeer... but the thing is... we literally spent exactly three hours walking inside the park. We were so desperate trying to look for a bus stop... therefore we suggest that you should rent a bike if you could cycle, or you would regret it.
要提醒你們一下，鳳凰公園真的是超大！去之前就有人告訴我們是有可能看見野生馴鹿，我們就想說要去看看大家的運氣怎樣！明顯地我們的運氣不怎麼好⋯⋯ 因為我們一只動物都沒有看到過！不然你們一定會看到我們發的照片了⋯⋯ 但其實，看不到馴鹿也不是什麼大問題了，我們也已經放棄了。問題是⋯⋯ 我們在這公園走了足足三個小時⋯⋯ 只是為了想找一個巴士站可以讓我們離開這個地方⋯⋯ 所以我們衷心的建議你，租一輪自行車吧，不然你會後悔的。
This solo backpacking experience was nice and we should perhaps go Dublin again with our whole team and see if we'd like it more.