My First Visitor…Day 3

26 10 2010

Day 3 came about. Another sunny day. But today was certainly not as cold as the day before. Today we again made our way to the centre of town, where we went on the Free Walking Tour organised to Sandemans New Europe. We were informed that due to the Dublin Marathon, parts of the city would be closed off, so we would have an abridged version.

I had already been on the walking tour before on my first visit to Dublin with my mum to visit the University. The tour took pretty much the same route as the last time, but at the end it was shortened. Instead he took us to the Irish Famine memorial and he discussed aspects of this famine.

At this point we made our way to the bus stop as we had another important stop…IKEA. We made our way to IKEA on the bus, and passed through Ballymun. Ballymun is an area in Dublin, not far from where I am living, about which I have heard a lot. Basically that I should avoid going there. The place is decidedly scary, and I would not want to go there ever :S .

We made it to IKEA and it was open :). It was full of people. First stop was the IKEA restaurant, where I had some Swedish meat balls and Bernard had rice with some sauce. For dessert I had carrot and walnut cake and Bernard chocolate cake mmmmmmm. We then went around the displays and throughout the evening I had a little child in a candy store with me. Bernard always likes this kind of stuff and therefore he was a happy boy :).

We did some shopping, dropped everything back home, went to the Omni Park to buy some stuff we had seen before, before it closes, and then came back home. At this point Bernard packed his luggage before we went out to dinner. This time was again Eddie Rockets since we did not feel like Chinese or any of the other fast food outlets.

At this point we went home and had an early night, since the next morning we had to be up at 4am so that Bernard catches the 5am bus to the airport. After a short sleep we both woke up and left for the airport after a quick good bye he went through security. I made my way back home and crawled back into bed for a further 2 hours or so before I had to make my way to Uni 🙂

My first visitor to Dublin has come and gone…Who will be next?…Ann? Bernard again? Maybe Christabelle? Or maybe someone else completely 🙂

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26 10 2010
annmucc

Hehe – we should send Bernard and Michael to IKEA together maybe 😛
Maybe me? who knows 😀

26 10 2010
ceciliafenech

Yeps Maybe…I actually enjoyed it as well…I did not mind it…but Bernard did not take the Sunday walk way Michael seems to take his trip…it is good that he can only fill his hand luggage on the way home 🙂 Although he did end up with a luggage and another H&M bag and luckily they did not stop him 🙂

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