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... really long time!
My trip was over...I have fast found myself at Shannon airport drinking my last pint of Guinness. Then I realised that not for once I did feel alone. I suppose Ireland is like a mother, that takes you in her arms and is protecting you with everything it has...the green grass, the beautiful flowers, brightest stars and friendliest people....I wasn't alone. Not even for a minute because I was home.
When we arrived back at the hotel, the bar therein was closing. However, the night porter was more than happy to continue serving us pints in the lobby. As always, the Guinness and Smithwick's tasted delicious. The night porter was very nice and ended up chatting with us for a long time.
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... to Dublin took all of 25 minutes and was super easy! Another super easy thing was that we got to go to the Non-EU line of customs that only had 1 person in line!! WOOT WOOT!
When we got through customs the Fahrni's were waiting for us and we were all so happy to see eachother. It is so fun to see them and get to share this experience!! The kids were absolutely beside themselves with excitement!
... intentionally commit a crime so that they would end up in jail where at least they were entitled to some food. This led to lots of overcrowding with 5 people in a cell and people imprisoned in the prison hallways with only straw to sleep on. And like I mentioned yesterday the way the Irish were treated in this famine definitely fuelled their desire to break free from English rule. Continuing through other cell areas we were shown the cells where various political ...
... trail inclined a little as we came to a hill. Since Peter had sandals on, we thought it might be a bit slippery, so we headed back. It would have been cool though, to keep going on a better day.
By the time our bus had gotten back to Galway, everyone's pants were dry. But socks and other pieces of clothing were a different story. Time to invest in some quick-dry boxers! Eight days in Ireland and we finally found out why it is so green. Time for a hot shower!