Dublin Adventure Part 1

After a gruelling 18 hour flight we finally made it to a surprisingly sunny Dublin, short lived sun, but one day of blue skies is more than I needed. ¬†We got a taxi to our lodge and set out to explore Dublin on zero sleep, but a lot of motivation not to waste a second. ¬†Somehow we managed to walk 9 km into the city centre and explore. ¬†If you are one of those crazy people that can sleep on a plane, I really envy you! I tried and tried, somehow hurt my knee and just ended up being grumpy at my attempts of sleep. ¬†The lack of sleep, with the 3 days of exploring Dublin really kept me going. ¬† I’m still rocking those deep bags under my eyes, but its all so worth it.

Lack of burglar guards, small fences, no gates, really honest people had us in a complete sense of culture shock. ¬†We did go all South African on a lot of innocent people just walking home with groceries. ¬†The distrusting “you better not rob me” face was used A LOT, trying to walk faster than everyone else, because of fear was also a big thing. ¬†At one point Carl walked so fast, my legs didn’t want to work any more. ¬†I’ve been suffering from an extremely painful knee ever since. ¬†Every day we seem to chill out a little more, I somehow want to widen my eyes more and more just to take everything in. ¬†The beautiful green, the magnificent grey skies, my two favourite colours jam packed into one hell of a beautiful country.

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^^ waiting for the train.  I completely embarrassed myself by getting stuck in the little exiting train prison, ticket checking part.  Oh well.  Lesson learned!

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^^ One of the many beautiful churches around Dublin.

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^^ The most beautiful grass I ever did see.

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^^ While meandering around the city it started snowing. ¬†Carl didn’t want to believe it was snow, he kept saying it was bubbles. ¬†It was snow.

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^^ Dublin castle and that man trying to break out of the wall.

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^^ Dublin Castle.

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^^ A lot of people hate the cold and wetness, but I love it.  Being all bundled up, not sweating out of perculiar places is heaven to me.  Being angry at your ancestry for going to such a hot place, is justifiable when you hate the heat.

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^^ Cute houses around every corner.

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After the most beautiful bus trip I’ve ever been on we arrive at home base (Youghal) last night. ¬†3 weeks in this beautiful little town before we move on to cork.