06/10/2012 :: First and foremost, we arrived at the airport at a normal time and that in itself is an accomplishment. This was the first time I have gotten to the airport at a normal time, and not 4 or 5am.. So I was a very happy camper :)! Might I also add that it took me 30 minutes to pack the night before (finally becoming a professional packer?!) and I had so much room in my backpack that I brought a whole box of cookies just for kicks.
I just love airport window shots.. I swear I can make an album with just bad quality pictures from my iTouch of the sky...hahah. Anyways, once arriving in Dublin, the airport quickly reminded me of Pearson (and my homesickness strikes again). We got a taxi to get back to the hotel, and I was SO not used to having the driver and passenger side switched around!! Vivian sat in the front, and I kept thinking she was driving haha it was just weird! During the taxi ride, I was looking outside and everything reminded me of Canada! The little stores and streets reminded me of downtown Toronto or Uptown Kitchner! It was just weird, but it also felt good.
Two things I will take time to elaborate about: KC Peaches and my bffl, Pennys.
KC Peaches - Our Irish friend that we met at ISC Paris, Rebecca (I'm putting her in here because I'm going to mention her again later in the post), recommended us to visit this restaurant, and I am beyond glad we listened to her! The set up reminded me of Fresh Choice in California (another wave of nostalgia), where you had a salad bar, a desserts and coffee section, a hot foods section, and then a place for you to sit down. The way it works is that you get charged based on NOT how heavy your plate is, but you get charged on the size of the plate that you choose. So being the starving, frugal typical Karen, I got a medium plate and piled it on hardcore hahah I could have put more but I felt bad! They had such great home-y comfort food! I loved it!! If you ever go to Dublin, you must go try it out!!
We also went to Hogan's, which was a bar on the main floor and a club in the basement.
- - -07/10/2012 :: Waking up early, we met up with Rebecca's (our Irish friend) best friend, who actually lives in Dublin and goes to Trinity College!! I must admit, I was a little nervous to meet her because this was the first time I had ever met someone that I didn't actually meet.. If that makes sense. But that was for nothing. She was SO nice. She brought us around Dublin, showed us around Trinity College and St. Stephen's Green. We also went to get Timmies!!! SUPER happy. It cured about 50% of my homesickness :) although it didn't taste exactly the same, but you know what? I'll settle :P
After that, we went home to try to pack everything that we bought from Pennys into our bags.. It was such a mission to stuff everything inside but I was super lucky that it all fit!! Vivian, on the other hand, struggled hardcore but kudos to her for making everything work :D
Tip: if you ever go to Dublin.. PACK LIGHT, so you can buy everything at Pennys. It'll be a decision you will not regret. I promise :)
++I just realized I never posted pictures of how my studio looked like! I don't know if this is a smart idea... But YOLO. (Lol JK I did not just use that phrase.)
Here's my kitchen! It is just two hot plates, a sink, some cupboards, a fridge, and a microwave.. Super ghett0.
If you look at the kitchen picture, and turn slightly to the right, this is what you'd see.
I was thinking about cleaning my room or at least folding my clothes before I took this picture, but ...nah. LOL this is my true self, and you all know that.. So s'all good :P
My Italian style bathroom, where the shower is only separated from the toilet and sink by a shower curtain.. Which causes my bathroom to overflow most of the time haha. I hate it.
And there is my hallway to the front door with my shoes... And yes, those are pink slippers with white hearts :)
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& that is all!! Thanks for reading xoxo