Leixlip Manor And Gardens
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Most of yesterday was spent travelling. Train from York to London, train to Gatwick airport, waiting, waiting, flight to Dublin, pick up car, argue with Sat Nav, drive to apartment. Now I could have spent all that down time blogging, but I chose to read a book instead. Not constructive, but I've finished the second volume of Game of Thrones now. I got to my apartment, booked through AirBNB, to meet the nicest host I've had so far. He had already sent me a few emails on things ...
... single cells, sometimes with over 1,000 people there; men, women and children... The building is made of limestone, no windows, cold and damp. Over crowding, not enough food, filthy conditions. The "new" wing had a large central area, much brighter as there was a big skylight, three floors, much better for the prisoners. We took the "docks" tour to see the modern side of Dublin. Lots of nice condos along the river. ...
... so that we ended up leaving at about 2am (an early night) because there was that many people it was crazy….remembering it was a Monday night, we couldn’t believe it. Maybe there was a lot of people calling in sick tomorrow. We ran into 2 local girls who were thrilled by our Aussies accents, they told us that tomorrow would be even crazier. I guess we will have to be the judge ourselves.
Tuesday 22nd July
Our usual wake ...
... strawberries, banana and chocolate. Oh so much chocolate draped across its entirety then was folded onto itself then slathered in more chocolate. If heaven could be described in 2 words they would be melted chocolate. After our tour of the docks of Dublin we get some Mexican food and play some card games till its dark. Good few nights in town full of history. The rest of Ireland is Promising much much more.
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... We also ate two more meals of mashed potatoes (Smash! instant potatoes are not smashing), beans, and soup. We then showered and sat in our hostel packing, talking, and listening to One Direction faintly coming into the open window from the rugby stadium. Towards the end it was even dark enough to see their light show and fireworks. Tomorrow we travel to ...