Another surpirse in Dublin
Trip Start Jun 30, 2005
17Trip End Jul 22, 2005
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Edinburgh, Scotland to Dublin, Ireland
I spent the entire morning walking parts of Edinburgh I hadn't explored before. I definitely went though non-touristy and residential areas since there was no one around! Towards the middle of the day, it was time to go back to the hostel, get my luggage, and go back to the AIRPORT! I arrived with enough time to catch my flight to Dublin, Ireland. Once in Dublin, I didn't have much of the day left. I ended up cleaning up and having dinner at the Temple Bar area. It didn't seem like it was such a good idea for me to be walking alone so I decided to call it an early night once again.
Wed July 20 2005
Fully recharged, I hit the streets of Dublin with no specific direction
This evening, I befriended a few of the ladies that were staying with me in the hostel. Eva, from Spain, invited me out as did the girls from France: Axel, Agat, and Lore. What I realized in conversing with the French girls was that I could speak French good enough to be understood but when it came to understanding their flawless French, I experienced great difficulty. At any rate, I now had a plan! I'd go out with Axel, Agat, and Lore and would meet up with Eva later on.
About five minutes into our walk into the Temple Bar area, the most BIZZARE thing happened once again. If running into Michael in Amsterdam wasn't crazy enough, I ran into Naomi and Mark who were having some coffee along side the road. Mark and I made eye contact and after a few seconds, we both had an "ah ha!" moment. I met Mark and Naomi (from England) during my travels in New Zealand. I couldn't believe it! The French ladies looked a bit puzzled but I told them to go on without me. Naomi, Mark, and I ended up having a drink and catching up over the events of the last year and some change. It was wonderful relive our great adventures from the other side of the world! After a while, Naomi and Mark walked me back to the hostel.
At the hostel, I found Eva in the living room area where she introduced me to her friends. We ended up hanging out for a while before it was time to make it back to the Temple Bar. There were went dancing to a club and then made our way to Boomerang. About 5 minutes into our stay, I decided to have a picture taken with Eva. As we posed, some IDOT dropped my camera and CRACKED the LCD screen!! By this time, it was already 2:30a.m. and I decided it was time to call it a night. My flight back to Copenhagen would be departing at 7a.m. anyway. So off to the airport I went arriving nearly at 4a.m.