Travel Blogs from Bray
Today I enjoyed the free brekkie, (hostel style - so toast, cereal and yoghurt) before getting organised for our first free tour with the Sandemans group. This organisation was recommended to me before I left home and they do offer paid tour but in each city they cover there is a free tour that is funded solely on tips. Everyone says the tour guides are the best because obviously they want your money! Anyway we met up at the meeting point and all we had to do was give our email address so ...
... attend "meeting" and discovered that their basic tenants are that they have none. The Quakers pride themselves in not having a creed, sacraments, a priesthood, or a specific hierarchal structure. Meeting is adhered to by sitting in silence and for 30 min to 1 hour depending on the time phrase and attempting to find your own relationship with the divine through introspection.
Later, we were invited to the ACD campus ...
... lockers for valuables, breakfast and linens included, and free wifi. I liked both places I stayed in Ireland, particularly the Hideout Hostel in Dingle, which was right in the middle of town. Cheapness aside, the people you meet at hostels really make the experience. Some won't speak your language and will mind their own business, but others will keep you up into the night rattling on about the 3 years they lived in Valencia ...
My class schedule has generously granted me Tuesdays off, so I have made the decision to make Tuesday "adventure day." I planned on getting out of Dublin early, set my alarm for a bright start, but wound up waiting until about 2 pm to actually hit the Dart and get moving. (Shannon was being slow.) At first we weren't sure of our destination, but were very interested in Newgrange. There is an underground tomb there and apparently it is a must ...
We're just back from an excellent Christmas in Dublin with the Magees and extended family.
We've been traveling under the wretched Ryanair rules of hand luggage only, which mixed with the current security checks at airports make air travel such an appalling experience. We appear to have faired better this time as armed with copious small transparent bags a new gadget for weighing luggage and a ...
TripAdvisor Reviews Strand Hotel Bray
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- Customer Service Nil
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