Gladys and I had a very quick trip to England. I’d say it was quick because 3 days and 2 nights stay was not enough to go around and visit famous places in just London alone. Anyhow, finally, we carried out this long time plan of ours and had a very great time there.
We had a blast weekend! Agatha and I had our very first tour of Ireland (outside of Dublin). We booked it online with Healy Tours for only €90 each. That price is cheap considering it covered a two-day trip and an overnight accommodation.
From our traipsing, I got around 700 pictures. I know that’s a lot but that includes photos of garbage bins, blurred captures, and everything else that I still need to sort. So for now, here’s a peep of the fun we had in Galway and County Clare.
At the windy Cliffs of Moher
A bank holiday plus a shining warm sun– the perfect formula to carry out our plan to visit the nearest beach and see a castle.
It’s immigration day! We had to wake up early to see the bureau. I set the alarm 3:30am but I woke up about 13mins late. Good thing Agatha woke up early (as she always does), and she right away prepared our breakfast and lunch packs for the day.
At 4:58am, we reached Burgh Quay /ˈbʌrə kiː/ by a taxi, which our lovely host Una prebooked that night. I was 11th in the queue. That’s good a news, I thought. What disturbed us a lot, however, was the very cold dawn weather. I have three layers on for my top and two layers for my bottoms, equipped with gloves and scarf and bonnet but that was not enough. The icy cold wind was penetrating. Sitting on the equally ice cold pavement made me feel more freezing. So, after just a few minutes of sitting, I was standing and swinging in place while waiting for the office to open.
10:04 am, I’m done and I have my registration complete. And we’re off to run some errands and roam around the city.
After quite a number times I set up a date with Kim, I have finally showed up.
While there was not much to do at home during this day, I decided to snap pictures around.
It’s been two months today since I tendered resignation from my employer for an opportunity for me to work in Ireland. It was an urgent call for me to resign as my recruitment agency had advised me that I was leaving mid January.