That’s right. My friend Tiffany and I had a 16 hour layover in the Dublin Airport and survived. We first made the trip back from Hamburg to Berlin. Got on the wrong bus going the opposite direction of the Tegal Airport. Realized our mistake and was kindly guided on the right path by a nearby bus driver. Rushed through the terminals and landed into our connecting flight from Berlin to Dublin with time to spare.
And after all that excitement we landed in the Dublin Airport at a 11 pm with our flight being at 4 pm the following day. You may ask why we didn’t find a hotel or explore the city with the time we had. To that I have one simple answer: visas.
Yup. In order to leave the airport I would need a separate visa for Ireland. And with our layover being so late at night we figured why not save $60 from visa fees and just tough it out in the airport! Tiffany was a really good sport about it and I’m so thankful she was my travel buddy.
And you know, our 16 hour layover wasn’t too bad. If you ever have to endure more than 5 hours in an airport let me tell you sleeping really helps time pass by quickly.
That and finding something fun to do to pass the time. For me – it was cataloging every hour of the layover as best I could. And luckily I have some snapchat videos and pictures as payoff!
Cheers to a wonderful journey! Here’s the play by play: