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January 15, 2009

A Hike in the Dublin Hills

See, I told you I was basically lying about no more Dublin photos. This is the first in a mini-series on lovely walks I did just outside of the city. I have Peter (my ex-Dublin housemate) to thank for these photos. I never would've made it into the hills to take these photos if he didn't drive me up here and show me the trail. This is one walk I didn't see in the guidebooks.

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January 3, 2009

The Final Dublin Entry

Well, okay. Maybe the title is a bit of a lie... but not entirely a lie. I do have more photos of Dublin, but they are mainly from side trips just outside of the city.

So, see... I'm not really lying.

This first set are once again from my walks from my home to the city center.

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In early May Monika and Ashley, my friends from Kitchener, came for a long awaited visit. It was a great excuse for me to get out and do some proper tourist sites such as Dublin Castle.

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(Ashley on the left and Monika on the right)

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St. Steven's Green

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And what's a trip to Dublin without a photo-op with Oscar?

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The Liffey

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Jamie Lidell at the Academy

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This place always made me giggle:

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And finally, photos from my very last night in Dublin before I gave up my home and flew away to Italy.

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January 1, 2009

Another New Year...

Happy New Year everyone!

So, I gotta say... I find it a bit strange to still be blogging even though I'm no longer travelling. Is it lame to keep a travel blog while staying in one place? Keeping this blog meant a lot more to me in my travels than I thought it was when I started, and since I wasn't able to keep it updated as much as I'd have liked when I was on the move, I think its finally time go backwards and fill in some gaps. Since I was blogging about Ireland before my 5 month blogging break, I think I might as well start from there again.

This entry is dedicated to Dublin.

This photo was taken in the wee river that ran through the park by my house. Once (a very long time ago) this river was the main source of drinking water for Dublin. Now, its mainly used as a place to toss your rubbish. I think the bike is the most impressive cast off I found in my time in Crumlin.

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What's a blog about Ireland without some pictures of potatoes?

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Due to Dublin's terrible bus service I spent many hours in Dublin walking back a forth along the canal to and from the city center. Luckily, its a pretty walk.

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Various photos of the city center.

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(Yes, that is a bullet hole in her breast)

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(Inside the Globe Bar)

The first time I saw snow while living in Ireland.

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