A Farewell to Dublin
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Last night I almost went to Temple Bar, but instead ended up at an even worse tourist bar called Turk's Head or something. I met a gal rooming in my dorm - an Austrian gal with miles of legs (about six feet tall). She has been in Dublin over a week and I know my way around better than her already! We didn't stay at Turk's too long (she went there looking for some folks) and actually ended up back at Brogans and chatted with some highly drunken Irishmen at the close of the bar and then went to a club for one more. Neither of us were too excited about the night, so we ended it early...well, I guess 2:30 isn't really early.
I can't believe it's my last full day in Ireland! I had to swing by the Guinness Storehouse for sure, but the museums I wanted to check out were only open from 2-5 p.
I walked off my buzz booking down Dame Street to the Natural History museum.
After that I went around the corner to the Archeology & History Museum . Both of these museums are free thankfully! Another nightmare-causing display awaited: bog bodies. Fascinating actually. One was just the upper torso of a man who was decapitated. His arms, chest and hands and nails were well preserved. Another had its head with hair even, but it was all twisted backward. There were other beautiful gold pieces and brooches and things in other exhibits.
By five those were closed, so I managed to catch a sword swallowing act at the street performers championships that are winding down today. Another act from Australia.
I also got to talk to my sister Jen, niece Sarita and dad! I haven't heard their voices in a while, but as it was Father's Day, I thought I'd finally give a ring home.
Tomorrow I'm off to the airport for a quick flight to Glasgow. The one good thing about the hostel I'm staying in is that someone was nice enough to leave in the library Let's Go Western Europe, which will save me some dough since it includes Great Britain and Prague actually. It's huge, but it'll get me through for a bit.
I'm sad to be leaving Ireland, but it will still be here should I choose to return someday, and I know many other adventures are ahead!