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An american travel blog from Ireland

“ I cant believe the moment I have been thinking about ever since I first had that thought like 5 months or forever ago is finally here, my dream has come im finally getting to visit the old country as moms mom calls it, im in Dublin!

Oy my good the flight took for like forever but you know me I had Miley to keep me companies as we flew miles above the Atlantic, that girl sure don’t  wanna be tamed! All the people are on my trip are all so totally amazing and awesome, im so lucky Dads college buddy and his touring business could hook me up.

You should see the airport in this town, its so crowded but they have this big shiny new building right beside the terminal but its empty. Thats something u see alot of in Ireland, empty new buildings, its kinda scary, like HELLO! Where have all the ppl gone?is there another potato famine goin on? I never saw it mentioned on E! News.

So we arrived off the bus from the airport in the main avenue O’ connellst and I just cudnt believe how small and quaint all the buildings are! Its like something off a Colin Farrell movie (FYI still no sign of him but fingers crossed, its a small place they all know each other here mom sayz)

Of course mom wudnt be too happy if she knew wat our guide had planned for us as we hit the beat of a Dublin street. I was going to get to see my first real life irish pub1! The guide said we just had to check out some bar called the temple! I cudnt wait to get my guiness on, especially since its legal for me to drink alcohol here! Go me!

Our guide Lucas didn’t seem to have an accent I was use to hearing from T.V. but he sure seemed to be able to talk a lot bout Dublin! Its kinda hard to remember all the names, every minute he wanted to point out some building or statue.

One ting I didn’t ting I wud learn about in Europe was irony but here in Dublin they have it sussed, right in the middle of their little city they have a completely pointless point! U cant even go up inside it, its just a silver tube pointing up, How crazy is that? U can see my twittpic of it, I think it could only be more ironic if it was actually made of iron and not some other shiny material.

So we had to cross sum river to get to the bar, I cant remember the name of the river but I sure can still smell it, il just call the stinky till I check google earth later. Lucas, our strange voiced guide, pointed out the bridge we were to use to get across but to me it looked kinda like an arched Children Bridge, not something to safely traverse a river. I tried to suggest a different route coz according to my watch there was a quicker way to get to the bar but Lucas insisted, “is most famous bridge in dubalin, the half a penny bridge!

I thought that must be what it cost to build, the rickety looking thing. From wat I cud understand from Lucas story it was call the half a penny bridge coz to use it we had to put half an irish penny into cups in the hands of ppl sitting down on the bridge. I didn’t have any Irish coins as all the American express guy at the airport gave me was this funny looking monopoly money called euros but thanks fully I was able to continue across the bridge as I finished a shiny US one cent coin from my LV purse. I figured a cent was fair as the guy holding the cup had something curled up beside him, a dog or his partner some bag of bones, they were so worn out looking sitting there collecting money from ppl using the bridge. They looked like they hadn’t eatn or slept in dayz, there must be another potato famine, and I must ask my pals on FB later.

So me and my travel buddies decided to take a picture of us standing on the bridge, we did pay the skeletons with their cups after all. Ppl didn’t look to happy as we stood there and they tried to push past us, don’t they know its for tourists and not pedestrians! Crazy Irish!

So that was my first day in Dublin town, IL hit this travel blog up again soon