After my first couple days in London, I went to Dublin for 4 days, 3 nights. It was Donald Truesdell, Eddie Mallan (our friend from Australia), and myself. Madisson and Ian, friends from last semester in Bilbao, also wound up staying with us at Abigail’s Hostel in Temple Bar. The first night we got there, we went on a bar crawl which took us all around the area called Temple Bar, which is an old bar-filled part of Dublin. We had a LOT of Guinness, listened to great great music, and met some awesome people. The second day, we woke up late and went to St. James Gate, site of the Guinness Storehouse. We spent a long time there taking in the brewing tradition and history of Arthur Guinness, and learned to pour the perfect pint of Guinness on our own. That night, we went out and browsed the other pubs we didn’t see on the pub crawl. Our third day, we walked around the other part of Dublin and did some window shopping, and finally wound up at this amazing park, St. Stephen’s Green. That night, we went out to dinner and had some awesome food. Our last day, our flight didn’t leave until 9pm that night so Donald and I wandered around trying to find internet so I could work on my Fantasy Football lineup for finals… We’ll see.
Now I am back in London and will be here through January 4th. As I type this, Steven, Allie, and her sister just showed up unexpected from Madrid!!! Can’t wait until Christmas.