You don't look Irish June 19th 2010 We arrived at Shannon airport (9 June) at around 7AM. Flight day was mostly uneventful except for the last leg of the flight. On the way from Denver to Newark, we were informed by the pilot that we would be arriving early. We thought that we would have time to stretch our legs, go to the loo, and get something to eat so as to avoid the flight meal. We thought wrong. As it turned out, we did a ... read more
Europe » Ireland » County Clare Celtic tribes arrived on the island between 600-150 B.C. Invasions by Norsemen that began in the late 8th century were finally ended when King Brian BORU defeated the Danes in 1014. English invasions began in the 12th century and set off more than se... ... read more
I was sitting in an Irish pub and the crowd was doing singalongs. A friendly chap asked me to stand up and sing and I hesitated. He said to me, "If you don't sing you'll never be one of us. You'll always be just a tourist." So I sang.
I travel to meet the locals and go to the places they hang out for dining, drinking, and fun. I go to be more than just a tourist. Who wants to be treated as "just a tourist?" It is a hell of a lot fun to be more than just that.
In the words of my hero, Anthony Bourdain: "Be a traveller, not a tourist." ... full info