Lounging in Dublin, Ireland
Yesterday Richie and I headed into Dublin to walk around the city. It was a fairly nice day, warm in the sun but chilly in the shade. We took a stroll down O’Connell street and stopped to see a man that was doing a painting in the street. The detail in the painting was crazy! It’s hard to believe that a starving artist like this guy has no real means of using his talent as a way to live. But of course I wouldn’t know the whole story.
During the summer there are a wide variety of street performers in Dublin. When the summer comes and the sun breaks through the sky, the people of Dublin come out in crowds but this time without their raincoats. I’m looking forward to spending a few nice days in the city of Dublin later this summer.
Once I leave for my three week tour around Europe on May 11th I won’t be back in Dublin until June 1st. Once I arrive back in Dublin on the first of June I’ll only be here for a little over two and a half days before I’m off again to Sorrento, Italy on June 4th and won’t be back in Ireland again until June 25th! I have quite a bit of traveling ahead of me!
After strolling down O’Connell street we headed through the Temple Bar area and over to Stephen’s Green, a big, colorful, public garden and park where on a nice day you’ll find plenty of students, and professionals lying in the grass during the afternoon taking a break from the bustling city. It’s very much like the Boston Public Gardens.
I’ve been trying to catch a cheap flight from Dublin out to Spain for a few days but I’ve had no luck due to the bank holiday this coming weekend here in Ireland. The Irish tend to take off on vacation anytime they have a long weekend and of course this weekend is a long weekend for everyone. I’ve been searching online and I’ve even been into a few travel agents in Dublin but nobody seems to have any last minute trips for this weekend. It’s too bad, I would have liked to go catch a few rays on the coast of Spain. My search isn’t quite over yet, so we’ll see what happens!
Today I slept in a bit and headed off to the Omni shopping center down the street from my uncle’s house. I walked around in there, but there wasn’t much to it. I ended up just picking up a few groceries and bringing them back to the house. Not too much going on here now, the weather is a little too chilly to head into the city so I’m just lounging here today writing, doing some website maintenance, editing videos, and uploading a ton of content!
Til’ next time…