Dublin Tourism

Written by James Bruce
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There are a few places on Earth that can be considered, by this author, as vacation destinations that should be on everyone's "must-see list." For the kid that lives in all of us, everyone should see a few amusement parks, and of course, you should see Disneyland. For your very curious brain, wondering at where this civilization of man began, it's hard to beat Egypt, and in a more modern sense, all of Europe. The slopes of Utah are great for you adventure junkies, as well as the Colorado rapids. For my heart though, if I can, I always go back to Ireland.

Why Dublin?

First, yes I am Irish, and yes I do have a bias. But Ireland really does have an amazingly rich culture, and some of the greenest hills you will ever see. It was the home of Viking kings, and that spirit, the desire for self determination and new horizons, still sees the light in this stunning country. Today, visitors from all over flock to see ancient castles and temples of a shared heritage.

Religion is one of the defining characteristics of our species, whether you are a believer or not, and no matter what faith you are. Ireland remains an interesting stop on anyone's journey when looking at the evolution of western thought. It has even been argued by scholars that the Dark Ages never touched Ireland, and in great measure it is true. When much of the rest of the world was plunged into ignorance, communities in Dublin preserved ancient writings for the future.

The Irish people themselves are a delightfully passionate group, with a love of sports, good drinks with friends, and life in general. Don't get me wrong, I'm in love with my home country with a real passion. I just also have a place in my heart for Ireland, and when you visit, I know you will too.

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