Day 16 – Dublin (1)

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.

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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!

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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!

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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.

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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!

Nighto!

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