Goodbye Ireland

In a few hours I board a plane for Stockholm to begin a new chapter of my trip. After 18 days in Ireland, I find it hard to leave. The people, the scenery, and the pubs have been more than outstanding. I will probably break my legs and my budget coming back here again...

Sheila’s Hostel in Temple Bar

I didn’t know if I should be angry or laugh my butt off. One of my seven new roommates at Sheila’s hostel in Temple Bar, a large full facility hostel across the river, had just managed to somehow find his way home after 03:00am. I was sleeping in a top bunk near the...

Cork Rules!

I love Cork! What a cool little city. There are tons of things to do here, plenty of craic to go around, and yet it still maintains some character and an international presence. There are loads of backpackers here, and one of the best hostels in Ireland, the Bru Bar,...

Road March in Cork

I wasn’t sure what the hot, tingling stuff was on my face…but it seemed oddly familiar. Oh wait – it was the sun! Out shining beautiful in a blue, yes not gray, sky. I was actually hot in my blue jeans for the first time in Ireland as I did a little...

Shooting Accident?

Well, almost. How the tiny beep beep of my watch woke me up I will never know. I knew it probably wasn’t a good idea to stay out until 07:00am this morning, but I did it anyway. My hidden adventure lobe in my brain was able to beat into submission the jetlag, my...

Accidentally Meeting Ms. World in Dublin

I am staying with a friend’s family in the Shankill part of Dublin which is quite posh and a good distance from the city centre. Fortunately, there is a train station about 3 km away, so I decided to cash in on the chilly but sunny weather today and go see what...