I still can’t conceptualize that I am here. Dublin was pretty sick and I had a great time for the first few days I was there. I was so lucky to get the chance to spend the night with my best friend from home, Pat. He had spent the previous week in London with a couple buddies from home and had a layover in Dublin the first night I got in. Naturally, we went out on the town. Our first stop was in Temple Bar at a local pub that had a band playing sing-along hits of the ‘80s and ‘90s. After a few drinks and some good conversation we decided to go over to the band and listen. As the acoustic duo started to tell pub-goers their set would be ending soon, they got the crowd riled up by playing (insert song name here), a classic way to end.
We then decided to see what Dublin nightlife was all about. We exited the pub and quickly found a carriage cyclist. I asked him where the best spot was and he mentioned Dicey’s Nightclub… I now know why my trip advisor purposely left it off the list she had prepared for me earlier in the day. Needless to say, we had a fantastic time together. Not to mention it was easy on my wallet with drinks for only two Euro!
Oh yeah, jet lag is definitely a real thing. I was a disaster the next day. Surprisingly my head was clear as could be, but damn, I was so fatigued. After some pre-orientation stuff over at University College Dublin (UCD), I had to head back and get some rest. This put me right back on track and when I woke up in the morning, the jet lag was gone.
Now, off to Limerick. I can’t wait to meet some of my friends and family. Apparently they have stuff already planned for me. We shall see…