today was the day to explore dublan! hoorah! it was rainy the first half but then the sun came out!
i bought one of those hop on hop off tickets for a tour bus and did it first the whole circle. my first stop was collins baracks, it was a museum with an old viking ship and a lot of military history stuff. I browsed through that for a bit,
then i went to oscar wilde's statue. he was a great man, with a sweet statue. this is my favorite quote: 'i will never let schooling get in the way of my education' haha! so funny!
o- then i went to see the book of kells. not very good. i think if i was religious it might mean something, but i thought it was really boring. i tried reading the brochure, but i was even too bored with that to finish it. oh well!
i walked around the area called temple bar for a bit, went to a couple photo galleries, had gelato. saw many drunk people. not my favorite part.
so i kept riding the bus getting off randomly, until the last tour which was at 5. it was between a tour of guiness ( which i'd have to walk to and its way far away) or a tour of jameson whiskey.
note to self- figure out how to get home BEFORE you tour a whiskey place. so there was only 9 people in the tour, and they asked for 4 volunteers, i raised my hand (why not?) and wow. before i knew it i had 6 large whiskey tasters in front of me. out of all of them i picked jameson as my favorite (lucky guess) and was awarded a jameson taster diploma- hoorah!
i was a little chemically imbalanced after that, but i found my way home thanks to the help of a few elderly ladies- god bless'em...
O! last night was great- i went to the movies and saw an AMAZING film- it was called ROCKETSCIENCE. i don't know if its out yet in the states, but definitly go see it. its amazing.
after i went to a pub (i said i wouldn't but it was really close to the hostel) and talked to this irish old man for about 2 hours. he started in english, and i kept on listening to his stories (which made absolutly no sense. about and hour and a half in, he switched to gailic. i had no clue what was going on, but i just smiled and nodded, and then went back to the hostel.
slept really well.... yup!
ok so tomorrow i have to get up around 3am to go to the airport. yikes! i'm hoping to get a taxi. a bit pricey but i think worth it.
once landing in germany i have to get to chemnitz. not sure how i'm going to do that one... but i'll figure it out, eventually.
its strange, but all of dublin smells like beer.
i guess when it distills, 20% comes out every year, and they call that the angel's beer. seems they really like it.
so pictures won't be up for awhile, (dad- could u please bring the attacher cord for my camera? i'd appreciate it! love u!!!)
ok! peace out!