07.06.2009 16 °C
Sunday night a big group of us went to the Arlington Hotel to watch traditional Irish dancing. We walked through pouring rain to get there, but it was so worth it. There was a 4-piece band playing before and after the dancing, and they were really good, but the dancing was SOOO good everyone loved it and it really felt like I was IN Ireland.. which I am.. but you know. There were two girls and one guy dancer and they were very good. They did probably 5 dances, 1 without music it was awesome! I had a Bulmers cider that tasted like strongbow, and at 5.70 euro it better have tasted that good!
Yesterday I slept in. Hey, I'm on holidays, right?! And then proceeded to go shopping down Henry Street, instead of making the daytrick to Wicklow, and it was amazing. I honestly could have bought the whole strip it was so fun. Even though I went by myself, I had a great time haha. I definitely didn't bring enough clothes (Bruno, if you're reading this you're probably rolling your eyes!) but seriously I didn't I hardly brought anything to go out in at night and everyone dresses impeccably cute here so I had to do something about it! I ended up getting 4 new tops, a long cardigan, and 2 dresses for 39 euro! That's like $63 so I did pretty good I'd say; there were tons of sales on! I could have bought a LOT more but I figured a) I don't have room or muscle power to carry anything else and b) I'm definitely gonna want to do more shopping when I get to Edinbourgh and London so I better save my money and space for then! It took me a while to repack everything so it could fit but it's funny how much space a shopoholic can find in her pack for new clothes
Last night I met up with Kennedy and Jordan at the Brazen Head Pub, the oldest pub in Ireland, dating back to 1192! It was really small and cramped but that all just added to the atmosphere. There was a band playing as well. Had a good time chatting to my new Canadian friends but head to head back early as it was a 20 minute walk back to my hostel and I didn't want to do it alone in the dark. Got a really pretty picture of a bridge over the River Liffey; it's actually one of the oldest cast iron bridges in Europe!
I just landed in Kilkenny, met a really nice girl named Racheal from Clonmel on the bus who seemed to know a lot about the places I'm going to next, so we had a nice chat! She was just at a big music fest in Belgium and that made me quite jealous!
Off to find some lunch, talk soon!