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Blarney Castle

Day two in Ireland and the Bestie and I left our hotel early in the morning and checked into the local railway station for our trip out to Blarney Castle. The castle is southwest of Dublin, and our particular tour took us there via train and coach.

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Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge

This stop is another continuation of our tour that took us to The Dark Hedges and Giant’s Causeway. Carrick-a-Rede is a beautiful outdoor area with a fishing tradition that goes back hundreds of years.  Continue reading “Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge”

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Guinness Storehouse

After quite a long hiatus, I am back. I had quite the adventure in adulting — getting a new job, moving for that job, and inadvertently giving myself food poisoning. Now that I’m settled in my new place and able to keep down solid foods again, my aim is to continue with my travels, and here it goes:

The Bestie LOVES her beer, so of course we needed to stop into the Guinness Storehouse on our first day in Dublin. I’m more of a pale ale gal myself, so the dark, bitter, original Guinness isn’t my favorite, but even I couldn’t pass up this iconic landmark. Continue reading “Guinness Storehouse”

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Surgeons’ Hall Museums

Another picture-less post. Sorry guys — photography is prohibited at this museum due to the display of human tissue.

The outing to the Surgeons’ Hall Museums in Edinburgh was a solo trip for me — the Bestie was not interested in seeing cut up human tissue or medical equipment, so she instead went shopping. See the museum’s website hereContinue reading “Surgeons’ Hall Museums”

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The Real Mary King’s Close Tour

Sorry folks, no pictures for this one. First thing to know about this tour — no pictures allowed. You’ll be touring underneath government buildings, which is why they also “closed the close” in the first place and why pictures are only limited to the optional one at the end that the company takes for you.

If you’re interested in a historical tour of underground Edinburgh that isn’t too spooky, keep reading. Continue reading “The Real Mary King’s Close Tour”