Tips for Driving on the Left

Wouldn’t world travel be so much easier if everyone drove on the same side? Maybe! But what’s the fun in that? I’ve driven on the left a few times in my life, and ridden in a car driving on the left even more often. It’s really not so bad!

What I Ate: Iconic Eats

When one thinks of England, they think of Big Ben… and fish ‘n chips. When one thinks of Hawaii, they think of hula girls… and pigs roasted in the ground! Come along with me on a culinary adventure of the most iconic foods I’ve ever eaten–so far!

Leapin’ Leprechauns!

Originally published 21 November 2012. Sunday morning, my friend’s friend, Angela, swung by with a cab to pick us up for church. I knew Angela via my friend Andrea, who studied in Dublin last year. It was nice to finally meet in person! Meeting and worshipping with Christians in other countries and seeing their dedicationContinue reading “Leapin’ Leprechauns!”

Faeries and Faerytales!

Originally published 23 November 2012. Saturday night’s activity was the very best of the trip, in my humble opinion! We made it to the Brazen Head, the oldest pub in Dublin, dating from 1195, just in time to get to our seats and place our orders. Helena, the storyteller, greeted us and was just aContinue reading “Faeries and Faerytales!”

First Impressions of Dublin

Originally published 19 November 2012. Our first day in Dublin was definitely a good one! Yesterday’s adventure in Cork was a bit of a bust, but once we got to Dublin, the excitement was on! We decided to do the Hop on-Hop off bus tour and get an overview of everything before deciding what toContinue reading “First Impressions of Dublin”

Blarney or Baloney?

Originally published 16 November 2012. The adventure continues! First of all, I have to tell you that Noreen O’Mahoney, the owner of Mystical Rose B&B, is lovely, kind, and so much fun! When she greeted us last night, she was happy to see us—she said she’d thought we weren’t coming since we didn’t get thereContinue reading “Blarney or Baloney?”

The Cliffs of Moher!

Originally published 14 May 2012. Day 2 started well–better than Day 1 ended! I was surprised at how well my body had already adjusted to the time change. At 7:00 am Ireland time (2:00 am DC time), I felt like it was time to get up! Cherie said she just never wants to get up inContinue reading “The Cliffs of Moher!”

The Not So Great Escape

Originally published 14 November 2012. An economist, an engineer and a professional communicator rent a car in Ireland. They begin to drive on the “wrong” side of the road (the left). And off they go to find a Great Gaelic Experience! For our first feat: driving on the left! Somehow, all the rental car people couldContinue reading “The Not So Great Escape”