So today has been a whirlwind! The first nights sleep in the hostel was interesting, I was able to get to sleep fine, but unfortunately I was apparently, snoring and one of the girls decided to wake me up at 1am and get mad at me. The snoring is something I hope will go into extinction with the weightloss, but then again, you booked a bed in a 12 person dorm, what do you expect? There are bound to be noisy sleepers, thats why earplugs are available! Anyways, after that I felt too embarrassed to go back to sleep, the last thing I want is to interrupt peoples’ sleeping, so I ended up laying in bed and watching a movie and finally falling back asleep till about noon! Honestly the most culture shocking experience of all this is the co-ed bathrooms, never expected to walkout of the stall and see a guy doing his nightly acne routine!
Once I was all ready for the day we made our way to Trinity college to see The Book Of Kells.
The Book Of Kells is a dated back to 384AD! Its a beautifully decorated book written in Latin that contains the four gospels of the New Testament. I wasn’t allowed to take pictures so heres one I found on the internet. (good ol’ google image search)
The detail in each page was incredible!
After seeing The Book of Kells we went upstairs to the long room, which is filled with over 200,000 of irelands oldest books! It was a very peaceful room and smelled like books and wood, that may sound weird but I could have sat there and just looked at all the books for hours!
After leaving the university we walked around it. I was on a mission to find a store that sold harley shirts, because a friend had requesting I bring him one back. Mission accomplished! About a mile or so away I found the shirt! I also stopped by Costa coffee to get some lunch, then met back up with Pam and ate. I had a soy Chai latte and an egg sandwich on oatmeal bread. Not the healthiest, but I made the best choice of the options I had.
After a late lunch we found our way back to the river Liffey in search of bikes! We were going to rent bikes from the stands they have around the city but were unable to get them to work, so we rented a few from our hostel. It was terrifying! I honestly had a nervous breakdown the second we turned onto the main street. Here your not allowed to ride on the sidewalks so its all street riding and for the first bit it was pretty scary!The cars were whizzing by, only inches from you and not to mention you were on the opposite side of the road! But I got the hang of it and can now say I’m a Dublin biking pro! After about an hour I chose to head home because I was having major coughing attacks (recovering from a bout of bronchitis). I got back to the hostel and decided to wash my dirty clothes, especially the ones that I had worn for 24 hours straight…. Ya, it actually felt good to be doing laundry.
After all the domestic duties were done, it was on to the pub! Me, Pam, Kelley (a girl we met from hong kong, and Ruth (a girl we met from Missouri ) ventured to a packed to the wall pub to listen to some traditional Irish music and while I don’t drink, it was still a very fun night!
And thats it, its currently 10:11pm and I am sitting in the basement, my favorite room, going over my list of things to do before leaving for London tomorrow!
Thanks for reading, see you tomorrow!