“Well, I took a stroll / On the old long walk” A conversation last week with a friend, Holly, had me thinking about Galway. Again. This is a common occurrence, believe me. If you’re lucky enough to have visited the Irish town, you’ll understand the way we’re feeling. (To any Newfoundlanders & Labradorians reading this, I’m not referring to Danny’s Galway, haha, I’m talking about … Continue reading The Problem with “Galway Girl”
The best way to recap our time in the little town of Dingle is to tell you what and where we ate, haha. After the train and bus rides from Dublin to Dingle, we were hungry. There are no shortages of meal options around town, so we didn’t have to walk far until we spotted the menu at Harrington’s. Fish & Chips it was. You … Continue reading Warning: This Post Contains Excessive Amounts of Ice Cream
It would seem that traveling can be compared to getting a tattoo. Once you start, you just can’t stop. (That’s what they say, anyways.) (Although, I got my first and only tattoo 3 years ago and would be completely okay if I never got another one). Anyways. I totally understand the travel books that claim, “You can’t see Europe in one trip”. You really can’t. … Continue reading Bitten By The Travel Bug.
Europe is old. I mean that as a compliment. Seriously, when’s the last time you saw a 16th century castle in Newfoundland? We were barely even discovered at that time, let alone building castles. Even the city skylines are completely different over here. Flying into NYC or Toronto is not at all like flying into London. You walk around the center of London or Dublin … Continue reading Europe 2013: The O’Brian’s-Kings of the Castles.
Our first night in Galway was a pretty good time. It almost didn’t happen. We arrived in Galway by bus in the afternoon. The B&B is just a short little walk up from the station, so we were all settled away in no time. The bed and breakfast is super nice. Going from here to a hostel won’t be a very pleasant adjustment, haha. Eddie, … Continue reading Europe 2013: The Best Nights are Not Planned.
Our time in Dublin got reduced drastically as a result of yesterday’s shenanigans. Basically, we had a single day to see the city. We spent an hour and a half on one of those hop-on hop-off city bus tours, so we could at the very least SEE the sights of Dublin. It feels like we were in general proximity of Guinnessland for at least three-quarters … Continue reading Europe 2013: Dublin. Aka Guinnessland.