Ireland: Dublin

Dooooblin! Having improved my understanding of the Irish accent, I made my way to Doooblin the day after seeing the Chilli’s in Belfast. I was well prepared; I’d accustomed my palette to Guinness, and spent time practising pronouncing U’s as O’s. As soon as I got here, I had a great feeling about it. You know how when you get to a new city or town and within a few minutes  you have an initial gut feeling? I had a good one. The main town […]

Ireland: Kerry

It’s always good to catch up with friend you’ve met while travelling. I met my friend Jack in Vietnam when we were both teaching English together in Hanoi. Jack lives in Southern Ireland, and so I went to go and see him a visit for a few days. It’s a little greener than it was when I took off from London! It turns out that I actually arrived on the last day of what is the biggest annual festival in the region. We went out that night […]