7 Jul 2017


Today is our last day of my tour around Ireland. For 7 days we had a wonderful time and saw a lot of course. It gives you a nice idea of what Ireland is looking today !

We have seen so many things that I first have to sort out my pictures and write about my trip more in details. Anyway, we were a very nice group of 38 people. And once again this trip confirmed what I always thought, from whatever continent we are coming, whatever nationality we have we are all the same. Maybe our style of life is different, certainly the clima too, but the people themselves they could be your neighbor in your country.

We were only 6 from the European continent. British and I. The others came from far away, Australia, New Zealand, Canada, America, and even Thailand. And we had so much fun.The pictures above give you an idea about our trip;

I shared my bedroom a few nights between a New Zealand lady and a young woman of 28. It all went very smoothly, although we never had seen each other before. It proves that there is no problem to travel "alone" you will never be alone if you are in a group.

The Irish accent made us laugh especially me when a man explained the history of a "bottlefield" and it took me some time to realize that he meant "battlefield". From now on I will call the Waterloo battlefield "bottlefield".

So now I have to join the others and we continue our bus tour direction Dublin, where the tour ends tomorrow !

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2 Jul 2017


Today I had to leave my hotel where I stayed for two nights and had to move over to the "Red Cow" ! I hadn't unpacked my suitcase so I only had to take out something new to wear. For the last time I had my special breakfast a scone with cream and fresh blueberries and coffee, while the majority was busy with the English breakfast. For me it would have been a lunch.

A taxi took me over to the Red Cow it was not far away but I didn't want to pull my suitcase over several km.  I arrived early, already around 1 pm and got a single room ! I had payed for a double room, so I was pleasantly surprised. Maybe I have to share my room with somebody else later on the tour.

I haven't met a lot of people yet, apparently we are 38. Our tour guide is a young man called Mark.

I like the hotel, it looks very English, in its style, at least it is not "zen" in black, dark grey and white ! I prefer it cozy and not zen !

I like to drink alcohol free beer, because I don't like sodas, they are all too sweet. As I don't drink any alcohol, I have no choice but water. But here in Dublin they had a brand called Erdinger, wherever I went for a drink. The only problem was the bottle was huge ! The first time I ordered alcohol free beer they asked me if I want a glass. Now I am a lady at least I pretend to and don't drink out of a bottle. To my surprise I got a glass full of ice cubes ! Ice cubes in my beer ? Impossible. I asked another glass and enjoyed my beer without ice.

And that happened everywhere ! Finally I asked why they put ice cubes in beer ??? And I was told that a lady is served in a glass and therefore with ice cubes while a gentlemen drinks out of the bottle !! Other countries other uses ! Now I pay attention and always ask without ice.

The weather still behaves good, sometimes even the sun came out, as long as it doesn't rain there is nothing to complain.

Tonight we will have our first supper together and meet each other and the next day we drive to Belfast !