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Ireland

A couple days after Versailles, I went with Brian, Eric, Charles and Jennifer to Ireland. We first saw Galway. The water here was so bad that they told people not to even use it for brushing teeth. Yikes!

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This was a nice town. It was here where I learned that Ireland has two languages: English and “Irish”, which is modern-day Gaelic. Everyone uses English, but many road signs are in both languages.

After a night in Galway, we returned to Dublin the next day.

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A pedestrian bridge stretches over the river in Dublin. Bright colourful buildings dot the street beside the river.

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The Temple Bar is visible in the centre. The city core is quite compact and it was easy to walk to everything.

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I toured the Guinness brewery as well as the Jameson Whiskey factory. In this big tank here, you can see the barley or something. I’m not sure what it is anymore.

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Me standing next to the bay on the way to a castle outside town.

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One of the castles outside Dublin. We toured all through it, although I wish they had more of the castle actually open for a tour.

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The view from the window of the hostel where we stayed for 3 nights. The Noisy Express rolled by every few minutes just outside the window, which made sleeping a bit difficult at first, but it was hilarious to see trains so close.

That’s all I have time to say about Ireland. All my other photos are now in my Gallery. In my next post, Salzburg, Austria and Grassau, Germany!

Travel plans to Dublin, then Germany

On the 19th, I will be traveling to Dublin along with Brian, Eric, Charles and Jennifer. We’ll be staying there until the 24th, and it should be good since I’ve heard plenty of good things about Dublin. After that, I will travel to Salzburg, Austria on a Thursday to see that city for a day, and then be picked up by family on Friday night who will take me to the village where my grandmother grew up in Germany. I was in Germany and Salzburg when I was 5, but I don’t remember much.

On the evening of the 28th, I will return back home in France. This will be my last evening in Poitiers, and I’m sure I will be sad to leave. On the 29th, I will catch a train to Paris where I will stay for a few days (which reminds me, I need to book that ticket!), and then catch my flight back to Canada on June 1st.

As expected, my time here in Europe has gone quickly, and I wish I would’ve seen more, but I supposed that is always the case. Some fellow students have already left, and others leave at different times. It turns out that the 28th is the last day in Poitiers for many people.