Ireland, Day 1

Well I did make it. Yesterday was a very long day. I was able to grab about 3 hours of sleep on the plane on the way over, and that was all. The seat was not very comfortable for one, and I kept getting hot. Oh, and it turns out I was sitting next to a PhD from California that graduated from Duncanville! Can you believe that? I think she said she was class of ’79.

Once I got to the hotel here (took public transport for 2 Euro), I showered and had lunch, then it was time to have some fun! I took a bus into town (bout 45 mins) and then changed to a tour bus. You pay like 10 Euro and the ticket is good for 24 hours. Hop on, hop off. I did the Guinness Storehouse tour and also the Jameson Distillery Tour. Both were very cool and ended in free beverages! Man, the Guinness here DOES taste different! Though I will add, not everywhere. The Guinness at this hotel tastes like the states.

On the way back to the hotel, I took public transport and I was SCREWED! Why? Not because I could not get a bus, but because there was some sporting event that had just gotten out and 82,000 people flooded the streets. Not only did we have to weed through all of that in a double decker bus, but we also picked up almost 100 of those guys along the way. Bus ride took me 1.5 hours to get home. Only cost me 2 Euro, but I should have taken a taxi.

I am working on posting pictures from day one right now. I’ll be wrapping things up here in Swords today and then heading down to Wicklow by the afternoon. Will post more then!

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