#tbt Easter in Ireland 2017: Literary Pub Crawl

This is a post I started writing a long time ago, but the draft has just been sitting in my draft folder and I decided that it was about time to do something about it and get it published and Throwback Thursday seemed like a good time to get it out.

I met up at the pub and got myself a pint of Guinness and a book signed by the author

Last Easter in Ireland I decided to go for a Literary Pub Crawl. Dublin is a city known for it’s writers and literature and I have previously visited the Dublin Writers Museum and I enjoyed that a lot. So this time I thought I would get to discover more of the Irish writers and  their watering holes. Even if the number of pubs in Dublin have become a lot fewer than the 3000 it used to have, around 850 pubs is still a good number. And in this pub crawl we got to visit quite a few great literary ones.

The two great actors that took us for the tour, here performing an excerpt of Samuel Beckett’s “Waiting for Godot”

We met up for the tour at a good old pub called The Duke and the group that was there for the tour was a very varied group with people from all over Europe, America and Canada. The atmosphere was great and the actors that conducted the tour was simply wonderful storytellers and good performers.

Not all the stops was at a pub, we also stopped off in the grounds of Trinity College to hear about all the writers that went to school here. Walking in the grounds of the College in the evening, listening to stories, was really a great experience.

Among the famous writers we heard more about was Joyce, Behan, Yeats, Beckett and Wilde. But also more from the very rich Irish literary history. It’s not without reason that Dublin is called City of Literature by UNESCO.

We visited a pub called O’Neill and after we gathered outside for more information by the statue of Molly Malone. All of the people that joined the tour except for a Spanish family that brought their quite young son and did not have too much English. But everyone else had a really good time. The tour was the perfect mix between interesting facts about Irish writers and visiting good pubs.

I found the tour online at Dublin Pub Crawl and thought it could be fun and it really was. I can recommend it to everyone looking for something to do in Dublin.

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Suzie Speaks Blog Party!

For everyone who is in a party mood, but don’t want to leave the couch, this is the place to be!

Suzie Speaks

Welcome to my blog party!

I haven’t hosted a blog party in a very long time, and there are a few things that I would like to take the opportunity to celebrate:

  • Suzie Speaks hit 20,000 collective followers a little while ago
  • I am getting married next week
  • Halloween is approaching

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September 

A new month has started and I belive this month will be at least as exciting as the previous. But also more restfull and rewarding.

Photo from the David Guetta show from Utopia festival yesterday.

The month has already got off to a good start. Yesterday I went to a music festival called Utopia and I got to listen to a lot of good music and enjoy the good mood in the beautiful sunshine. Today is as bright as yesterday so after a nice breakfast I went for a good walk and went to vast my vote for the general election early since I will be enjoying myself in Crete on election day. I am very much looking forward to this trip as I did a smilar one last year and it did wonders for me.

Going back to this later this month


Work will also stay interesting this month and I will also be enjoying some good social time with friends. Sure it will be busy, but I hope I will gather the energy for the whole autumn on my sunny vacation.

Hope September has a lot of good things in store for all of you too!

Vilnius part 2: Food

Black vanilla ice cream was all the rage so I tried a scoop. It was quite tasty.


In Vilnius I had a lot of very tasty food. Some of ut I tried just because it looked great, but I also wanted to try some propper Lithuanian food. It has a lot in common with it’s Baltic contries, Polish, German and Ukranian.

Ordenary and rhubarb lemonade

Cabbage soup served in a bowl made from rye bread

A sampler of a lot of different potato dishes. Potato pancakes, potato dumplings, Cepelinai fried and boiled and potato sausage

A lot of the Lithuanian food is quite heavy and not the tings you usually would choose on a hot summers day. Especially the potato dishes is quite filling, when served with sour cream and bacon. Potatos and pork is a lot of their cuisine.

I also tried some borcht the nice beetroot soup. And quite a lot of the Lithuanian beer, that did the trick in the heat.

One evening I got a really nice guinnea fowl, but the stuff at the resturant was very snobby.


At the wedding I opted for the duck