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.
Do you dream of walking on rocks next to icy cold Irish water? Do you want to feel the wind tangle up your hair as you dodge other tourists tripping over the same rocks? My friend, you must visit Giant’s Causeway. Continue reading “Giant’s Causeway”
There’s a lot to see in Ireland and as nice as Dublin is, I didn’t want to stay there for my whole trip. The Bestie and I took a couple of day trips to other areas of the island. Our first day trip took us to the northern part of Ireland. I decided to split this trip up into a few posts. This one will cover the excursion to The Dark Hedges. Continue reading “The Dark Hedges”
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”
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 here. Continue reading “Surgeons’ Hall Museums”
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”