Not a souvenir, more a neat token...
June 24, 2014 12:46 PM Subscribe
I'm going to Dublin, Ireland for several weeks for work. Do you have any suggestions for something to acquire while I'm there that isn't a tourist-type thing and that is usually only doable if you're in a place for more than a few days?
posted by fireoyster to Travel & Transportation (16 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
This is my first trip outside of North America and I've figured out everything else I need to do so now I'm at the "looking for unique tips" stage. I'm looking for something that most tourists can't or won't buy, but it doesn't have to be a tourist-type item. Most people buy SIM cards when going to a new country, so while I'll probably get one, it's not what I have in mind.
For example, a long time back when I went to Colorado, I got a driver license back when they'd issue them to non-residents. I've collected transit passes with my photo on them before, as well as a city "business license for itinerant dealers to sell items on the beach" from Daytona Beach Shores. Is there something like this I can try for in Dublin? I already looked at driver licenses--though I wouldn't go for it since I don't want to try driving on the left side--and they don't issue them to non-residents.
Ideally this is something I can do on the weekends but I can also probably knock off of work for a day or two during the five weeks to go scouting around.