Country side Ireland

Trip Start Jul 26, 2005
Trip End Nov 01, 2005

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Thursday, October 20, 2005

On the 20th we all awoke early.  Me and Matty clearly buggered and especially myself because there was a bunch of drunk French guys pissed as a fart making so much noise till 5am right outside our dorm door!  I was close to chucking a fruity i tell ya!! :-/  Luckily i fell asleep (for like an hour and a half anyway).  Well, in what felt like a blink, the alarm went off and up we had to get AGAIN, haha.  We were up, showered and at the bus station in no time.  For once we were un-rushed and even had time to shop for pre-packed sandwiches!  Bloody hell they're yummy i tell ya!  Freshly made sandwich with any possible combination you can think of... (sorry, I'll stop going on about pre-packed)...  So yes here we are waiting relaxed for this bus.  But yes, typically things could not go perfectly smooth, no matter how hard ya try!  I should of realized that catching transport is never smooth sailing when your on the road!  What was i thinking.  The bus, with a blatant "DUBLIN-CORK" plastered all over it drove straight passed where we were, not stopping and this lady shouted at us that its the other bus station blocks and blocks away!  (SH*T!!)  So in under a second, we all were up with backpacks on our back and running down the main street of Dublin after this bus, ha ha (it would of looked so funny!)  After 3 or 4 blocks of solid running with heavy packs we finally made it to the proper bus stop just before the bus took off to Cork, ha ha!  (thank you traffic lights).

So this is where I'm writing this entry, on the bus.  Apparently the most bars in Ireland is in Cork.  I've been doing quite alot of drinking and socialising at bars since I've met up with Matty!  But i guess i have no idea when I'm gonna see my best mates again, so I'm living it up with em :-)  And... I'm sitting here with a mega sauce stain all over my shirt!  The bus stopped after 2 hours (half way to Cork) for a drink and food stop.  I got a sausage roll, and one of the sauce sache's had a hole in it and squirted all over me, and got some on my face! haha... *sigh*

Before coming to Dublin i heard mixed reviews about it.  Some say thats its a great place with lots to do and some have told me (2nd hand of course) that they've very much disliked it and wanted out.  I personally found that the place is really cool, with a good few days filled up with things to look at.  Plus its the home of Guinness :-)  The place has a great Irish character, especially in the Temple Bar area and in the shop town centre.  I don't know about long term travel, but the people have been really nice, chatty and helpful.  One of the more nicer nations thats definately for sure!  The air and country side is so crisp and beautiful, similar to Scotland.
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