03.25.2016 - 03.28.2016
25 March - 28 March
I should be working right now but decided to use this time to catch up on some travels.
Flashback to about three months ago when I had a four day weekend in Dublin, Ireland. I went to go visit Josh (us Princeton Deloitter’s gotta stick together)
Friday night was sweet and simple – we just went to Josh’s place and hung out with his flatmate for the evening.
Saturday morning we went to brunch with a few of Josh’s friends. After brunch, we did a walking tour for their 1916 Irish Independence (100 years since the war started really not since anyone won anything... the “fight” is not over with the split of northern Ireland). I probably learned more about Irish independence than US or UK history combined. Well… I knew it more three months ago (don’t test me now). In the middle of the tour it started pouring freezing rain and was literally about to leave the tour and go in a restaurant. After a few minutes it stopped raining and we looked up and saw the most beautiful double rainbow. I couldn’t be bothered with my actual camera so phone pictures will have to do.
We went to a pub after and met up with my friend, Anna, who was home from London that weekend as well. Anna and I met my first week at work in training so it was really nice to see her in her hometown.
We went home that evening and watched Michael Connoley (a prequel to the irish independence tour)… I told you…. A lot of irish history.
^part of my memory must be missing.. I feel like I wouldn’t have missed dinner…
Sunday morning Josh wanted to work so sent me off with his friends (Courtney, from back in the States and one local Irish guy, Craig) and it was their Easter Sunday parade - all of their armed forces got to parade around the streets. You should have seen these troops trying not to smile/smirk. In a tiny place like Dublin they have never had a parade like this and they felt like celebrities! It was too cute. They took me to some of the touristy sights such as Christchurch, saw Temple bar, St Patrick’s cathedral and walked along the canal.
Monday morning Josh, James and I went to breakfast at one of their favorite places on the canal by their house. Afterwards Josh and I went to Guinness factory. Obviously not much for me to do there but Josh enjoyed having the second drink ticket but I really liked the advertising section! As we were walking back home we got lost and ended up in a sketchy neighbourhood and thought that’s where I was going to die. Definitely won’t forget that part haha.
I definitely want to go back to Ireland to go to the countryside as I didn’t have a chance to go to cliffs of Moher. Thanks for the great hospitality Josh!!