How is living in Dublin?

For this issue of “How is living in” I interviewed Peter Odell. Read about his favourite places to eat, shop and party in Ireland’s Capital Dublin.

 

Peter Odell

Peter Odell

I met this young lad in Vienna, where he performed as Peter Glam at a party a friend of mine was hosting. Besides his sparkly stage personality I met a very nice young man, who was even shy around strangers and made me like him immediately. Peter moved to Dublin almost a year ago, and he was willing to tell you guys, who the city has treated him so far.

Dublin - View from above

Dublin – View from above

 

How long have you been living in Dublin?
I’ve been living in Dublin since October 2009, and have lived in a few different places around the city since then.
What do you love most about the city?
I like the people the most. People are generally very warm, especially after a few pints. I also like that it’s a small city, but big enough that you can always find something to do.
Where is your perfect hideout to get away from your everyday stress?
I’ve only recently discovered an area next to my apartments, where i go running along the canal. There are little docks for when there are narrow-boats going past and it’s nice to sit there with a book and/or beer.

Grand Canal in Dublin

Grand Canal in Dublin

What is the best tourist attraction in Dublin?
I see a lot of tourists every day, and they all seem to want to know how to get to Dublin Castle and the Guinness Storehouse. Neither of which I have experienced, but they seem to be pretty popular.

Dublin Castle

Dublin Castle

Guinnes Storehouse, the Brewery of the famous dark beer

Guinnes Storehouse, the Brewery of the famous dark beer

 

And on the other hand, where do you go to avoid Tourists?
There’s no avoiding the tourists. But steering clear of the Temple Bar area helps a little.

Temple Bar aka Tourist Magnet

Temple Bar aka Tourist Magnet

Where is your favourit place to eat?
I’m quite fond of this cool pizza place near where i work called Skinflint. The food is pretty amazing and rather adventurous.

Pizza at Skinflint's

Pizza at Skinflint’s

Where do you shop?
Online mostly, a bit of everything. 9crowstreet.com is pretty awesome! There are tons of cool vintage shops and specialist shops in the city centre. I’m also quite partial to the high street shops.
Where do you party?
I only occassionally go out out now. I prefer my post-work pints in the Turks Head, but there are always the options of nights out, because drinking is the done thing here. 

Turks Head in Dublin

Turks Head in Dublin

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