The Luck Of Ireland

Getting on the bus from Belfast heading towards Dublin and was a little different this time the girl from Orlando decided to join up with me to go to Dublin, being that it was the last leg of her trip as well. Once there, it took us a couple hours to finally find or hostel, but managed to find with very little worry.  

    
   She was really tired from the bus ride over and decided to go to bed for the rest the day to see if she could feel better.  Our plan was to hang out and wonder Dublin’s before she left. As for me I got a hold of my good friends that I met in Prague, Czech Republic that lived right there in town. which to find out was only a stones throw away from my hostile. We wondered The streets of Dublin for a few hours single night life before I walked back and went to bed as well.  

   

  

  

     
   The next morning I had the typical hostel breakfast then managed to get a hold of the girl from Orlando and we started to walk around most of the city saying the Castle of Dublin, having a traditional Irish lunch and walked through 1000-year-old church. We also managed to go grocery shopping for some food for the dinner that we were going to have. It was a fantastic time but it was coming to an end with her, so we said our goodbyes and I planned what was left of my trip.  

    
    
   
  Knowing I was my last weekend and year I decided to take a very spontaneous trip to Limerick, Ireland. Which was literally just a finger on a map. I managed to find a bed-and-breakfast that was in town that was affordable and found a bus tour to the Cliffs of Moher.  

    
    
   
  The Cliff of Moher was only a 2 hour bus ride from Limerick though the back country of Ireland. The only bad thing about the day trip was that the way the bus schedule was, it only 45 minutes to see the cliffs before jumping on the only return bus back to limerick, so it didn’t give me much to enjoy the true beauty, but I took what I could get being that it was my last couple of days in Europe.  

    
    
   
Once I got back to the bed-and-breakfast I decided to enjoy my room to myself. It was a good feeling to finally have some privacy although I did miss the interactions with the people around me. You get so used to having having a friend or two to talk with but in this case it was just me and the occasional conversation with the owner of the place the next morning I was back on the train one last time in Europe going back to Dublin where I met up with my good friends. 

   

  

  

  

 The last day there was very enjoyable. I got to hang out with the guys and enjoy one last club. The next morning I packed up all my stuff and got them ready to be thrown onto a plane back to the states it was very bittersweet. I did mess home a bit but I did absolutely love what I was doing and tried to cherish every last moment of it. My journey wasn’t over yet I still had to go through America….

    

The Troubles in Belfast

After my journey through Edinburgh I had to catch a bus that drove me all through Scotland to a small harbor where I jumped onto a ferry to the harbor of Belfast. Once off the ferry I meant two very lovely Australian girls that was doing basically the same trip as me. We partnered up in search of our hostels, which were near each other by a few blocks. Once they found their’s, I walked down the street to mine. I can only book a day at the hospital and had to figure out the next day as I went. I joined up with a few people that were traveling for their summer break through Ireland and managed to see a traditional Irish bar that night.   They left early that morning which left me alone again. I started talking with some of the staff members and they all told me that maybe the best thing to do the next day that night was to sleep on their couch as long as I got permission from the manager. I asked the manager and he said I could if I worked for the hostel that next day and that’s where it all started with me working in Belfast for about three or four days, not paying for one night.  

    
    
  It was a great experience, but unfortunately it wasn’t a big experience. I did manage to meet a lovely girl from Orlando. I joined her to go to the titanic museum. Other than that it was just me sitting around.  

    
    
   One big thing that I did do in Belfast was to take a black cab tour around “the troubles” in Belfast which is an ongoing battle between the Protestants and the Catholics, which has ultimately been settled right now but still have remnants of a war in the small town. After seeing all that I realize that Belfast wasn’t the best place to come and visit but I definitely had an eye-opening experience.  

    
    
    
   I finally managed to get a bus ticket to Dublin and I set forth my last week in Europe.