So many people I can understand!  This might seem like a preemptive move, considering I’ve spent most of the past year in places that do not have English as their primary language and considering I only have A WEEK left in Europe as of today, but Ireland is a magical and mythical place in my head that I wanted to explore a little, actually for similar reasons to why I went to Egypt.   I’ll be here until Friday, when I head back to France and hit up some cathedrals and then swing by Menton before I fly out of Milan on the 29th.

I have very little connection to Ireland itself, but as someone who feels quite connected to my Scottish roots, a Celt is a Celt and my smiling eyes could be Irish, too, for a few days.  Tomorrow I plan on sightseeing around Dublin proper and Thursday I’ll head to somewhere outside the city, probably to Howth.

For this trip I brought my laptop so I can write and post a bit more than I have been as well as catch up on things I haven’t finished yet.  I had a feeling it’ll be a very rich few days and coinciding with the end of this semester and this year abroad, I’ll have a good deal to write about.

* * *

The guy next to me in the terminal is having a loud skype conversation in a very heavy either Italian or Eastern European accent (not sure yet) with a friend of his, who is busy apparently.  “You’re beezee?  So cawl mee when yurr feesheeng.  Noah, my train was laayd. It was layyd.  Layyd! Yes. by an awarrr. yeah, my friend is working there.  Eet’s a shop, you know. I don’t know which kind of shop.”

Ok. Time to stop eavesdropping and head into the city!


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