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... Guinness tour a little too much. After having our own Guinness taste test at the lunch pub with everyone we headed back to the Day's. Erin had to pack a small case up for an overnight stay at a nearby hotel with Kylie and Alyce (the other bridesmaid and another high school friend). Not long after that was done it was time for the rehearsal at the local church where the ceremony was planned for the following day. The church was beautiful and very fitting as it was Steve's ...
So today I went on a walking tour with a bunch of other typical tourists to see the city.
It was about 3 hours long, but given the stuff I learnt it was so worth it.
I learnt that Temple Bar is called that because back in the day when the area was a port, there was a ban on Temples in the area.
I learnt that the Ha' Penny bridge is named the way it is ...
... as they say.
Upon my arrival in Dublin (a beautiful day, BTW), I took a cab to the hotel. It was not far from downtown--the perfect distance for someone counting his steps daily. I took a quick shower and thought I'd make the best of the rest of the day I had left. I inquired at the front desk to get oriented with the area. And the young man at the front desk said to me in a low whisper, "you'll ...
... at all :( the first day in Ireland we went and walked around and went shopping and to the wax museum was pretty cool. There was a horror section in the museum and a part with Hannibal lector and we walked in and the wax people started moving and we freaked out! We had a really nice Irish shepards pie which was amazing!! And I had a pint of Guinness haha fairly average. The next day we had breakfast at ...
... including a tower built to keep an eye out for body snatchers, who would scale the wall at night, dig bodies up, then sell them for medical research.
Our next stop was Croke Park, home of the Gaelic Football and Hurling. I was very doubtful - why would I want to visit a sports stadium. Come on!!!! However, I have to confess the tour was very well done and quite interesting - now that's saying something. In ...