Saturday, September 13, 2008


Yesterday, we went on a scavenger hunt in downtown Dublin.  We took the DART, the train system they have here, into the city, and then split off into groups to find different landmarks, buildings, and statues.  Dublin is a very interesting city, almost as busy as Chicago, but without the skyscrapers and gigantic buildings.  Instead, most of the larger buildings are extremely old, but very beautiful.  The General Post Office still has bullet holes in its columns from the Easter Rising of 1916, which I found very interesting.

I think Trinity College is one of my favorite places downtown Dublin.  The campus is gorgeous, with huge trees and old buildings right in the heart of the city.  We stopped there first, and one of the students told us where all the things on our list were in the city.  That was a huge help.  I can't wait to get out and just explore the city without an agenda.  There were some pretty awesome stores, like a rare book store, an African art store, and many other wacky, tiny shops.

Today, our assignment is to get on the Dart, get off at two random stops before Dublin, and find two different coffee shops.  We get five euro and an unlimited pass for the dart.  The tracks run along the coast through small towns the whole way, so it should be a fun adventure.  Right now, me, my roommate Lauren, Hannah, and Chadd are in my group.  We should be leaving soon!

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