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The Joys of Ireland

All I’ve been writing about on this thing is doom and gloom.  I’m sure that gets a little annoying reading too much of it.  Here I am, wanting to travel, getting more time to travel, getting to experience more culture with that extra time, and all I write about is that most European flights have been cancelled in the most severe flight crisis since 9/11.  Enough about that.  Let me share some of the joys I’ve experienced while having this extra time in this fair land of Ire.

Dublin has a great historical walking tour led by history majors from Trinity College.  Mine had her doctorate.  Very informative, gives you a good sense of the city.

Cork is a lovely town.  It’s very walkable with two very photogenic rivers bordering its downtown.  Quaint streets, a wonderful market.  They even have an opera house.

Murphy’s stout beer, Cork’s local equivalent to Guinness, tastes great.  I think it’s much better than Guinness, actually.  A little sweeter.  And talk about a foamy head!  Like a velvety cloud.

The people here are really are as polite as they say.  Especially at the Glencairn B&B.  I don’t know if I could ever endorse a place more sincerely.  They really do treat you like family.

Irish taxi drivers round down to the nearest Euro.  I had a fare of 15.45, and the guy asked me for 15.  Amazing.

That’s enough positivity for now.  I’m off to bed.  The plan tomorrow is make it to Blarney Castle, then cook up some fresh mussels bought from the market with my friend Alex.  When I write a sentence like that, it’s hard to be upset I have four more days here.

18
Apr 2010
POSTED BY travelbugrobert
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  1. Jen

    The O'Leary clan is from Cork I believe. Say hello to my relatives while you're there!

    Comment by Jen on April 19, 2010 at 5:22 am

  2. Really, this is one of those situations where you're getting a free pass from the universe to enjoy yourself, hands open and saying "It can't be helped." Give Robins my regards!

    Comment by jimmythechang on April 19, 2010 at 4:15 pm

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