Killarney & Dingle - Ireland

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Ms. Marie and I having salmon for lunch in Dingle. Really great lady. It was hard to leave after a full day of sharing stories and other conversation.

My tour of the Dingle Peninsula started early today at 10.30 After the amazing breakfast I headed to Dero’s tour office. Here is where I met one of the greatest ladies I have ever met. She is an amazing Texan who loves Ireland. She said she had been 4 times this year alone. Luckily she realized I was from the US and approached me. I was more than happy to have a friend on the tour! My day with Mrs. Marie was very informative because she knows so much about so many things (not just Ireland). We had lunch and dinner together. She insisted on the bills because she says she would hope for the same if I were her son. When I had to catch the train, it was hard to say goodbye.

Dingle and the peninsula was amazing.

Probably my favorite stop during the tour.
I will leave it at that and refer you to the photos for a more detailed, visual explanation.

I am talking to a Mother and her teenage daughter now. I have been for quite some time now actually. I don’t even know their names, but I realize that names don’t mean much anyway haha. There views and opinion’s are very interesting because the lady lived in San Francisco for around 10 years and her daughter was born there and stayed until she was 6. UPDATE: I know their names now haha

I have learned so much today. Such a great day.

Ireland’s school system is so different than ours. They have to choose their career path when they are 15. They take classes to prepare them for University where they test to see if they can proceed. Interesting right?  The higher the demand for the job, the easier it is to be accepted, and visa versa.

Statue of Fungi in Dingle
Once your career study is chosen you can change, but NOTHING transfers. You must start the 4-5 year process all over.

I also leaned that the are varying opinions here regarding development. Some would like to see more development, but MOST want Ireland to respect the past through preservation. I like that. I haven’t seen a Wal-Mart yet.

 Travelling alone is great. I love you all back home, but I have never met so many great people in so little time before. My only regret was that I would forget someone’s name, so I started a list.

It’s funny… Since I have been here, I have started talking like an Irishman lol!! Michela and Moura have told me it happens to them too when they fly to New York to take advantage of our weak dollar (annually). I suppose I will talk this way until I am in London for a few days and pick up their accent haha

p.s. There is no “ground floor” in the States. Here the second floor is really the first.

p.p.s. You cannot own a gun or shoot a robber in your own home here.

p.p.s. I am back at Rory’s now, but Michela and Moura were nice enough to give me a ride here from the station. THANK YOU so much again ladies!!!!

....Each night I have said "this day is going to be hard to top" So far, they have all been just as good. Amazing.

Last thing... did anyone ELSE notice the price of a Euro dropping like I did :)

cmari11 says:
Tell me about it. I check the rate every afternoon haha.

Ireland has been really fun, you are right. I am having so much fun.
Posted on: Aug 19, 2008
ariel444 says:
thank goodness it's dropping! fingers crossed it keeps going down...just to be a little closer to even would be nice. glad you're enjoying ireland! great pictures - dingle was one of my favorites...well ireland on a whole was a favorite.

take care! ;0)
Posted on: Aug 18, 2008
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