Hello from Dublin!
It’s been a pretty long day but I’m really excited to be back in Dublin and looking forward to exploring around a bit tomorrow.
I woke up around 6:30AM, packed up the remainder of my stuff, said my goodbyes to the animals and the family and then Helen drove me to the bus stop in Schull where I boarded my 8:05AM to Cork.
I didn’t have time to eat breakfast before I left the house so naturally I came prepared with an assortment of bus snack delights!
What? Don’t you pack huge honkin carrots for your road trips? If not, you should!
I got to Cork around 10:45 where I had a while to wait until my 12:30PM bus to Dublin. From there it was another 3 and a half hours until we finally arrived in Dublin around 4PM. It was a long day of driving but as usual I spent the time soaking up the views!
My hotel is LITERALLY across the street from the bus station and yet it still somehow took me half an hour and two strangers to find it.
I settled in for a little bit and then went for a walk around in search of food. Being a major city, there are all kinds of sushi and other boring fancy restaurants, so instead I popped into a little pub and had the most Irish meal I could get.
A pint of Guiness and some traditional Beef & Guiness stew! With soda bread, (obv). As I’m sure you can imagine, it was delicious.
After dinner I wandered around for a bit to check out the surroundings but due to my early morning / long bus journey all I really wanted to do was come back to the hotel, have a shower, update you kids, and go to bed.
So, I think that is what I will do. I’m not sure what I will do tomorrow on my last day in Ireland, but I’m sure I’ll find something fun. Of course I’ll keep you posted!