Moment to Shine.
We ran alongside the Olympic Torch yesterday as it made its way through Belfast. Such a crazy experience that I’ll never, ever forget.
Oh and leave it to Northern Ireland to have a children’s choir sing Chattanooga Choo Choo during the ceremony. America. Represent.
…And then shortly after we jammed out to Queen. Can’t stop me now.
Tomorrow’s the last day of our program. I’m so sad to leave all these amazing new friends that I’ve made. This experience has been so worth it.
The Continental Market at City Hall sure knows how to feed my addiction. Ahhh so much fudge. <3
One of the seven ancient universities of Britain and Ireland. It was founded in 1592 and is Ireland’s oldest university. The Library of Trinity College is the largest library in Ireland and contains over 4.5 million printed volumes and the Book of Kells.
St Stephen’s Green.
The largest of the parks in Dublin’s main Georgian squares.
Guinness Brewery. Galaxy Bar. Cottage Pie.
So, we couldn’t leave Dublin without touring the Guinness Storehouse. We took a self-guided tour through the factory. It was really awesome to read about some of the secrets and the history of the beer. We got a complimentary pint at the Galaxy Bar which gives you a 360 view of Dublin. As you may know, I’m not big on beer at all, but I’ve taken quite a liking to Guinness. Lauren and I ate “Cottage Pie” which was basically Shepards Pie. A LOT of beef and mashed potatoes oh and GUINNESS BREAD, so delicious. Big mistake, but I had to eat some sort of traditional Irish food.
One of the main shopping streets in Dublin. The fifth most expensive main shopping street in the world, at €5,621/m².
It was quite a dreary day, I miss the sunshine. Hopefully it’ll come out again before the Florida Girls leave.
Carrick-a-rede rope bridge.
It was so exhilarating walking over the water (which was crystal clear) while being 90 feet above it. The bridge swayed so much as we ventured from the cliffs to the nearby island.
Definitely a sight to see.
marieattackk asked: it is safe to say that I want to be you right now, I hope you're having fun it looks like fun!
Haha it’s so safe to say that! The weather’s been absolutely amazing (I heard that FL weather has been pretty crappy lately -_-) and the scenery here is just entirely unbelievable. I seriously never want to leave and there’s so much that I won’t be able to see. You should definitely venture to Ireland if you get the chance. (:
Hope everything’s going great love!
Lindsey and I running through the fountains in the city. Yes, it was cold. Dgaf.
Dublin. Take 2!
And Dublin delivers. I spent way too much money on drinks Friday night in Dublin. I really miss ladies nights back in Gainesville. After pub hopping for a while we ended up at a place that played a lot of American music that we recognized. So, we stayed there and danced for a while. This man of some Spanish decent was so persistent with me all night and kept coming back to dance with me. He spoke no english whatsoever and he wasn’t quite so interested in answer my questions that I asked to him in Spanish (the little of it that I know). All the dipping and twirling with a strange man was worth the free drankk. (sorry, the pics really blurry)
3am pizza run? Sounds familiar. We ran into another stag party (their version of bachelor parties). The groom to be was dressed up as a school girl, blonde wig and all. (He also had a real, yes real, tramp stamp.) I asked him why he would get a tramp stamp and he was confused as ever as to what I was talking about.
Chicago, Georgia, and Seaworld this summer on top of this amazing European trip? I’m such a lucky girl. Life is good. <3
The North Coast of Ireland. Take me back.
Giants Causeway and Carrick-A-Rede Rope Bridge.
More of Dunluce Castle. Breathtaking, just like everything else here. Feeling so blessed!
(Fun Fact: Some of the Game of Thrones filming was done here.)