Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Thursday.... (traveling to Ireland)

We woke up early (for real this time) and went down stairs to our not so good breakfast place, and headed out to the station. We took the overground out to catch the place where are train departed. They don’t post the platform number of where your train is leaving from until about ten minutes before it departs. So we quickly made our way down and boarded the train. The seats on the train were smaller than those on a plane and absolutely no leg room…. But Marianne still managed to fall asleep. After our almost 4 hour train ride to Hollyhead in Wales. We decided we were going to upgrade our tickets on the ferry.
We sat in the club cabin, which was really nice and had a bunch of tables, comfy couches and chairs. They also served complementary food and wine

So, we asked our waiter on the boat if we could have some “mustard” and he had no idea what we were saying. He came back a little later and goes… “Oh we have a different slang for it… we call it sauce”. Even though the package clearly has mustard written across it. We played a bunch of card games, and Marianne fell asleep (shocker) and we arrived in Dublin with absolutely no idea of how to get to the hotel 3 and ½ hours later.

We found a cab and took it from the port to our hotel. The cab driver was interesting… He tried to be a tour guide for us, and pointed out pretty much every bank from the port to the hotel. “Did you know this square half-mile has 480 banks???!!”

The first thing we noticed was public trash cans!!!!!!

Once we got to the hotel we went walking around the city down by the river and Temple Bar (the big area where all the nightlife is). We found a pub and had some drinks and AWESOME FOOD!

Then went back to the hotel and watched a really good movie. We then tried to call it a night but Marianne was scared from the non-horror film.

PS. Our hotel looks like the mad hatter designed it.. check it out

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