The Good, the Bad and the Thank-you’s – Ireland

Today I get to tell you about what was good (or, dare I say, great), bad (or perhaps terrible) and who deserves thanks for helping to make this trip unforgettable. These are people and places you should make every effort to see if you do a similar trip. I’m also providing you with a list […]

A Rainy Day in Dublin Town

Rainy Castle

I wake up this morning to rain, lots of rain. I believe the Irish term for this would be “pissing down rain.” I can’t complain as I’ve have incredible weather thus far. Everywhere I go locals have been commenting about the wonderful, yet too hot, weather (too hot! Bahahaha!). As I’ve decided to spend this […]

Mr. Beckett Keeps Me Waiting

After enjoying our whisky, uh, I mean Jameson’s tour, Min and I decide to catch some dinner together. This is the joy of solo travel; you meet so many great people. We head over to Ireland’s oldest pub, the Brazen Head. Established in 1198, the Brazen Head has served some of those famous Irish writers […]

Homeless in Dublin

Dublin Castle

This evening, I head out to Café en Seine (much different than Café Insane) for dinner. As I walk in, I’m struck by the sheer beauty of the inside of the building and the decor. Built in the 1700’s as a Georgian home, it’s now an award-winning restaurant with a beautiful atmosphere. Between the skylights […]

Hopping Around Dublin

St. Stephen's Green

It’s a new day! I had a great night’s sleep in the Generator Hostel (yes, try one sometime), I grab a coffee and a Panini (again, a staple traveling here when you want to be on the go) and walk one block down to catch the Hop on/Hop off bus through Dublin Bus Tours. It’s […]

Dublin Dreams and a Reality Check

Deer in the Park

I awake early this morning ready to move on from Limerick and head for Dublin, the capital city of Ireland and the location of Phoenix Park, where you, my Virtual Travel Buddies voted to “drop me” this time. I pack up my luggage which is never fun for me. I’m not one of those, “I […]

The Land of Leprechauns

It’s that day again, or shall I say night. Yes, it’s the night I drink a glass of fine, single malt scotch whiskey. “What?” you say, “I thought that was pretty much every night.” Well, that’s where you’re wrong. Sometimes I have a glass of red wine instead of the scotch. Okay, okay, here and […]