Thursday, March 31, 2005


Well, I am now settled in Ireland and will resume regular updates with sporadic drawings.
To bring you all up to speed, I am living in Dublin (not Galway as previously hoped--apparently, they are like a gazillion young foreigners there taking the kind of jobs that Bill and I would be after). Bill and I are living in a lovely and central flatshare. It is an orange cottage with hardwood floors, a garden, and two bathrooms. Very luxurious. We are living with an Irish couple, Naoimh and Andrew, a French girl, Emilie, and a Spanish guy, Diego. They all seem very nice so far. We moved in Saturday.
And yesterday Bill and I both started work. Temping. In seperate places. But it's fantastic as we get weekends off!!! So if anyone has any visit Ireland suggestions, pass them on! My plan is a trip every 3 weeks.
In any case, the Irish are truly as fantastic as everyone says they are. I have never been in a friendlier country. Seriously, you can't so much as look at a map without someone volunteering to help you. Already I have had more conversations about actual things with the Irish than I did in my entire time in London with the British. Of course, that could be because I am living with an Irish couple, but whatever. These people are chatty and nosy. I love them.
Also, they line up at bus stops which is adorable. I have chosen to illustrate this.
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Anonymous said...

Which one is you in the picture?

Anonymous said...

You don't know me, but I know Bogdan from high school, so that's only two (or three?) degrees of Kevin Bacon... Anyway, I was in Ireland two summers ago and I have a few suggestions... I don't know if you spent much time in Galway, but you should, it rocks. Also I recommend Kilarney--there's a really cool national park in the middle of the city (and the guys that give carriage rides are super cute). I recommend that you do not stay at the Fossa Holiday Hostel outside of Kilarney, however--unless you like sketchy KOA campgrounds... Also the Blarney Stone, while touristy these days, is fun to see, and the grounds around it are really pretty. We only had four days, so we didn't get to see as much as I would have liked--and the girls I was with didn't want to go to the Guiness brewery in Dublin, so if you could do that and report back, that would be great.


ruth said...

I live very close to the Guinness brewery so i will eventually do that and i will definitely report back.
I'm definitely planning on Galway, but will add Kilarney to the list.