Ireland, Part II

Best Fish and Chips Ever!

After Dublin, we set out to the very south-west tip of Ireland, a little tiny fishing village called Dingle.

I’d never heard of it before, but a few friends who had done some travelling in the past recommended it. We stumbled upon a livingsocial coupon for a fish and chips pub in Dingle, so we figured that the stars were aligning and we needed to visit this small Irish village. I love local restaurants having discounts, it keeps people from just going to the same big chains that they always do at home.

And boy oh boy, was I not disappointed.

Getting to Dingle

First off, there’s no train that takes you directly to Dingle. You have to take two trains out to Killarney, and then a bus will take you to Dingle. We passed hundreds of sheep farms on the way. The sheep … Read the rest

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A Visit To Ireland

Delightfully Mixing Old and New

When we arrived in Dublin we stayed in this swanky futuristic hotel called the Marker. We found a Hotels.com coupon that made it affordable enough for us to book one night there. We didn’t brave driving on the other side of the road, but if you wanted to you can read more about that here.

We were greeted by a wonderful host, Ng. She was a finely dressed Asian woman with a thick Irish accent. It was unexpected at first, but truly a sign of the changing times in Ireland. Along with the offices for Google and Yahoo, these were the signs of Dublin becoming a true world-class city.

It had an awesome swimming pool that was dimly lit with a ceiling made out of polygon-shapes that made it look like you were swimming in an underground cave on an alien world.

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