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This past spring break I was fortunate enough to be able to visit Dublin, Ireland and London, England. My best friend's parents recently moved to a small town about an hour outside London, so we decided to go visit! I had the best time ever! We spent one day in Ireland and one day in the city part of London. The rest of the time we spent in their town of Bury St. Edmunds. That trip really started my obsession with wanting to travel everywhere. I have only scratched the surface on my world travels, and I hope to add stamps to my passport in the very near future.

Bury, St. Edmunds, England

There are many pubs in the town of Bury, and a great thing to do while walking around is seeing all of the different pubs. Bury is home to the smallest pub in Britain: The Nutshell. There is also a local brewery, Greene King, which supplies a lot of the local ales to the pubs. You can also learn about the history of Bury on the tour. Here, we also got to learn how to pour our own pints.

London, England

In London there are many things to see and tours to take. There is Westminster Abbey, Big Ben, Parliament, the London Eye and countless museums.

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Dublin, Ireland

While in Dublin, one of the most popular things to do is visit the Guinness brewery. For a small fee, you can tour the brewery, see and learn about how to brew Guinness and also get a free sample at the 360 degree bar on the top of the building. Guinness also offers a lesson on how to pour the perfect pint of Guinness, which actually involves eight steps!

Dublin is also the home of Jameson whiskey. Although the whiskey is no longer distilled in Dublin, you can still visit the store for souvenirs. Dublin has many pubs and a popular thing to do is pub crawl through the city. They offer many guided tours for this or you can just hop from pub to pub on your own.

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