Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Back in the Blogosphere

We have returned from the Land O' Leprechauns! I apologize for the brief blogging hiatus. It just does not work in another country. Back to business....

Cultural Observations:
#1 The major difference between the Danes and the Irish is the noise level. In both visual and auditory respects, the Irish have the Danes beat. Danes are plain and quiet. The Irish are bold, colorful and natural chatter boxes. Danes were recently ranked as happiest people on earth, but I personally felt much happier in Ireland! Not that I am unhappy here. Just want to emphasize how much fun Ireland is. Moving on...
#2 Danes love coffee. Irish love tea.

Day by day highlights:
Friday - Dinner with the cousins, then watched Cousin Ciaran perform at a local pub! "Your man was class!" "Ah t'was gas!"


Here's a little audio visual for those who missed the show:
video

Sober Street:


Cousin Aisling and I found a puppy with a bum leg, named Peg.


Saturday - We had grand plans to climb the highest mountain on the island! Fifteen minutes from our destination and the car breaks down. We managed to have a lovely road-side picnic while waiting for the mechanic.


Ear...


Trees...


Instead of mountain climbing we took a stroll through Muckross Gardens in Killarney National Park...












..later found a waterfall...




....and a Lady's View.


Later that night (the night we planned to be our greatest night out) we all fell asleep watching Beauty and the Beast.

Sunday
- We slept in, went for a stroll down the Cobh waterfront, then set off to Lismore Castle...






We found an art gallery...




..a glacier-formed lake...




...the Golden Veil....


...an ancient bridge and castle ruins...




...and had some tea.


Monday - We toured the University of Cork with Aisling. She had just finished telling us about this superstitious mural that students avoid stepping on or else risk unwanted pregnancy. I listened to the first part of her speech and immediately started scanning the walls for said mural, drifting from Aisling I hear her yell "JULIE!" Sure enough, as soon as she could finish warning me, I was already standing directly on top of it.

Later that night, more cousins came over and we had a piano induced sing-a-long.

A good night to end a grand holiday.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Aaahhhhh, I miss Erlind!!
Mum

Gwen said...

Please talk more about
"Beauty and the Beast"

Colleen said...

sooo lucky..looks like you had an awesome time! trevors hair is so short! i like it

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