Maldron Hotel Tallaght
Travel Blogs from Tallaght
... animals! Stunning big silver back gorilla in their new large tree filled enclosure, beautiful bending giraffes, and some rather large snakes. Amongst many others! Then in the afternoon Inma had organised a fantastic BBQ, (thank you Sean and Inma!!) with the CVERA crew, and we enjoyed a very relaxing afternoon catching up and drinking ver tasty sangria. Was marvellous! The only downside of it all is living so far away and having to say good bye to such lovely people. ...
... it was a warm/sunny day as well!
After lining up 45 minutes to kiss the stone - which was actually semi scary. You have to hang backwards, have someone hold your body to the ground, reach back/hold some metal bars and kiss a wall behind you. Meanwhile, if you look down, you can see a very big drop to the ground below. I almost chickened out but didn't.
After getting the gift of the gab, we did what any wannabe irish person does...went to the pub. Have I mentioned ...
... random people. We got to know three girls that were from France, but studying abroad in Scotland, and they were really cool. I think the rest of the people were just traveling solo though.
After we dropped our stuff off, we went off to explore some of the city and find a restaurant to eat because we were starving. (At this point, I think it was about 9:00pm). After walking around and trying to find a place that wasn't directly in ...
... of Arthur Guinness, the advertising over the years (which helps make sense of some of the signs one sees all over Ireland), and an opportunity to learn how to pull a pint the correct way. Part of the reason that Guinness tastes so different is that it has 20% carbon dioxide and 80% nitrogen gas in its mix - that is what gives it the creamy head, and makes it less filling.
We went out for supper ...
... played the guitar and sang and
the other guy played the fiddle. He was supposedly the fastest fiddle player in
Ireland and I would probably believe that he was amazing to watch. I fell in
love with the fiddle that night. I survived as Sober Suzy until around 1am
after being called lame for not drinking about 5 times. Why is it that, in new
society it is considered uncool, lame, boring etc, for you to not drink for a
night? It ...