Bunratty Travel Blog› entry 2 of 7 › view all entries
September 21st, 2007 – by: tirsomaldonado
We visited Dublin Castle, Trinity Collage, Temple Bar, we went across River Liffey, etc. Everything we could see in a couple of hours! âş by the way I bought new patches!!!! hahahah
At 12:30pm we took a taxi to pick up our rental car. Shit! We forgot in Ireland you drive on the left and we rented a standard car with gears on the other side! We were lucky Juan was left hended, so for him was easier than for Lucas and I.
We arrived around 5:30pm so everbody had left. Then we went straight to our B&B to leave the luggage.
We drove one block down and there was Dolores and Paco (we gave him a new name as his Irish name was difficult to remember).
Next to the pub you have BunrattyÂ´s Castle. Very well preserved I must say. We took some photos and we had our first Guiness of the day! Damn, by now my blood must be almost black! ;) In the pub you had two restaurant so we decided to have dinner in the Loft. There was another restaurant with the name of âOysterâ. We had some typical dishes and we also ordered a bottle of New Zealand red wine.
At 9:30 we went downstairs for the TB party! There they were! It is funny we have been emailing each other for so long and now I could see their faces and talk to them in person. There was Travelman, Matt, Elliot, Ryan, Angela, Eoin, Amanda, Dave and a new memeber from that same night! He was a funny Irish guy! He told us he was moving to Spain in a while and we told him tons of things about it.
We talked to all travbuddies while having some more beers! By the way I have to thank Amanda for bringing me a patch from Santorini! I owe you a big one! I collect patches and while I was in Santorini I forgot to buy one. I am very thankful.
I was very happy as it is the first time I was meeting with people who share my same passion: Travelling! I have many close friends in my town, but none of them have this passion for traveling. It was a remarkable day for me. By the way, check the photos and you will see how much fun we had there! Hopefully next year more people will join us!
I remember we were talking with some travbuddies about the TB map and how your percentatge increases as you visit more countries. Then we started discussing how the system worked.
By the way, anybody knows if travelman arrived safe to Dublin? He was driving all the way to Dublin after our partyâŚ His travel plans for the next weeks were just astonishingâŚ
Eric, Dave and Ryan were planning to go surfing today! Damn the water must be really cold! And what happens if he freezes in Ireland? Who is going to maintain the site? And our community? Hahahahh we shouldnÂ´t allow him to do these crazy things!
Lucas, Juan and I offered everyone to organize a TB get together in Spain.
Today I woke up feeling better than Friday morning as we didnt drink as much last night. Juan and Lucas are still in the room packing. We were supposed to stay here one more night but we decided we should move to Dublin today, as tomorrow our flight is at 12 noon and the roads are not too good to drive from Bunratty to Dublin.
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