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Greetings from Galway

Today I sat in the airport for quite a long time catching up on episodes of Community and then caught a flight to Dublin, which left Stansted at 6:50am.  I arrived at the airport Tuesday evening at 11pm…it was a long waiting process.  From Dublin, I took a bus to Galway.  After arriving, I found some lunch and embarked on a free walking tour.  The walking tour was relatively good, but the tour guide mixed up some of his facts — like the dates of the French Revolution (1787 – 1799), and the year Oliver Cromwell came to Ireland (1649).  However the tour was very personalised, with only two other people there.  The tour started and ended in Eyre Square, which is about a three minute walk from the bus station, and a five minute walk from the hostel.  The hostel I am staying at is named SleepZone, and I would definitely recommend them to anyone else.  They’ve been really helpful in pointing out good and cheap places to eat, and shop for souvenirs.  I enjoyed a cheese toastie (grilled cheese) at the Skeff, also in Eyre Square, for supper and received 10% off from the tour earlier.  Now I’m back at the hostel and researching what to do when I get to Dublin.  There is a pub crawl tonight with the walking tour group, and this one costs money, but I will not be going.  Tomorrow I am waking up early to tour the Cliffs of Moher and Burren.  I still need to finalise the tour that I will be on, so that’s my next task.  I’ll post photos tomorrow.  Tomorrow evening I am taking the bus to Dublin and meeting one of my best friends from TCNJ, who is studying in Dublin.  She is kindly hosting me for three nights and we are going hiking and exploring and having so much fun!  I’m so excited!!!  Happy Hump Day!! The week is almost over, for those of you who have work, and for those on break, enjoy it!

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