Saturday, September 21, 2013

Friday + {Day Four, Part Two + Dublin}

After our lovely, chaotic morning, Gooligan and I made it to Dublin mid-afternoon. The irony of the whole situation is that because we had to rebook and they had to print our boarding passes off at the airport (instead of our home-printed ones) there was no need for anyone to stamp our passports after all.

But we did get a stamp on our passports after arriving in Dublin! The customs agent informed us that we could have gotten a ferry/train ticket for only €50 a piece. The more you know!

At the airport we found a bathroom and immediately took off the extra five layers apiece that we had put on to make our suitcases fit Ryanair's strict dimensions (weight-wise our suitcases are absolutely fine, but we're traveling with two awkwardly-shaped backpacks instead of hard suitcases). Then we took advantage of Dublin Airport's free wi-fi to look up some information about bus passes.

According to Maddi, who we met up with yesterday afternoon and are staying with for three days, Dublin is more of a walking city than a busing city. Our passes were €15 each for three consecutive or non-consecutive days until the end of the year, but since the airport shuttle (included in the pass) is €6 each way, even if we don't use the passes that much it's not a huge difference. Especially since Gooligan pulled her foot a little during our frantic rush around the airport yesterday morning.

After we met up with Maddi and her lovely friend Ruth, we went to the local grocery store, picked up a few things for dinner/breakfast the next day, then went out to see Dublin's nightlife. Dublin is beautiful at night, especially the river, and we walked around a lot looking for the perfect place to go. We caught the very end of one of Maddi's friend's shows, had some deliciously hot chips, and then called it an early night around 1:30 in the morning.

After several nights of rough sleep, I was out in seconds, wrapped up in a surprisingly warm duvet on the top bunk.


Post a Comment

Blog Template by Delicious Design Studio