Published: June 14th 2012June 14th 2012
Ready to go!
My backpack for the trip
I've finally settled into Dublin a bit where I can now sit down and post on here! After a long and tiring day of flights and booking it to my connecting flight (it came in late, still had to get thru security), Sasha excitedly greeted me at the gates in the airport! It's so nice to finally see each other again! We headed straight back to the hostel - Barnacles, which is located right next to the Temple Bar. Really nice place - beds are super comfy, tho a bit hard, but I was definitely warm enough. We had a couple from Toronto, as well as a guy Phillip from Brazil, and Sandy (guy) from Brisbane, and another guy from Canada.
I'm really liking the atmosphere here in Dublin; friendly, local music blaring from each pub, and the occasional drunken idiot rambling on about nonsense. Dublin really is everything that I imagined it to be, with the old architecture and cobblestone streets, and just the whole vibe of the place really takes you back in time.
I'm definitely looking forward to heading south and seeing some of the countryside! I think we're going to go horseback riding on the
Found this down a random alley, silly poses were included in other shots
beach, as well as see Dingle peninsula, the Cliffs of Moher, and Galway, Dun Laoghaire, Wiklow, Cork, etc. I think we're then going to plan on taking the ferry over to London and spend a couple days there.
Today has been a day of errands and sorting future plans out so not a lot to share so far. We're planning on going to check out the Book of Kells, Trinity College, the Guinness factory, and a few nice parks. Weather was horrible - pouring rain yesterday, but so far it's nice today. I'm realizing I packed thinking everywhere it was going to be summer, with only about 1 t shirt and 1 long sleeved shirt - not counting a sweatshirt and windbreaker. Also, my nice sparkly flats are already dying. All of the walking/standing/waiting just through the airport really did them in. May have to buy regular tennis shoes if the wet weather keeps up seeing how I have flip flops or water type shoes (tennis shoes covered in holes).
Will post more pictures when I find a comp w/ a memory slot :)
Bye bye for now!
There are more photos below