Day 182 – 183 Edinburgh – Fringe Festival – Flesh and Bones

I was excited to back in Edinburgh. Keith and Alice took me on an outing to explore the Edinburgh Castle. We took a while to get there because we kept getting distracted by the street performers at the fringe. The castle was packed with tourists. Keith had packed snacks for us and after a couple … Continue reading Day 182 – 183 Edinburgh – Fringe Festival – Flesh and Bones

Day 180-181 North Ireland, Belfast – ‘the troubles’

I woke up early and walked around the school C.S Lewis attended. It was extremely grand. The buildings were gothic and the landscape beautiful in a haunting way. A great environment to spark the imagination. My host made me the best breakfast I have had on my trip. It was a feast of berries, pineapples, … Continue reading Day 180-181 North Ireland, Belfast – ‘the troubles’

Day 178 – Ireland, Dublin – What’s the craic and fairies

One of the great things about the tour was learning all the Irish slang. Our guide taught us that there are two easy ways to start a conversation with anyone in Ireland the first – “what’s happening with the weather?” said with a despondent tone – the Irish love talking about how shit the weather … Continue reading Day 178 – Ireland, Dublin – What’s the craic and fairies

Day 175 Ireland, Connemara to Galway – “to hell or to Connaught!”

I only had ten days in Ireland so I succumbed, reluctantly to a 3-night 4-day tour of the south of Ireland. As I waited in the early hours for my Paddy’s bus to arrive, I felt apprehensive. I pictured a huge bus load of young, loud people. I really must stop judging young people. The … Continue reading Day 175 Ireland, Connemara to Galway – “to hell or to Connaught!”