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Happy New Year! Ringing it in with 10 memorable moments over the last year.

Happy New Year. As we look back over the year we’ve done so much, here is a list of our top 10 moments.

It’s a Furry Friday #2! Or should it be feather?

I can’t beleive it’s already Furry Friday again! Time sure goes by strangely when your traveling. It goes by slow during the day but when you look at it by the week you are always thinking: What? It’s been a week since then?? Due to this traveltimeitis problem our next scheduled Furry Friend didn’t even get his questionnaire emailed to him! So we have had to post pone his interview to next week!

Danger at the Cliffs of Moher

We drove up the road and saw several cars parked on the side of the road. During our hectic drive we saw many cars parked on the side and termed it “Irish parking” as everyone seemed to park whereever they wanted. Sidewalk, road, grass, it didn’t seem to matter. I figured we’d park like the Irish and save ourselves the 7.00 euro while we saw these majestic sights.

The Roads of Insanity

Would we do it again? Heck yah. Do we recommened it to others? Only if you can handle it!! If you get really nervous being in the passenger seat while driving the streets of Canada, then I highly suggest you don’t go for a country drive in Ireland.

Faery Temples in Ireland? You bet! Newgrange and Knowth

Newgrange is best known for the illumination of its passage and chamber by the winter solstice sun. Above the entrance to the passage at Newgrange there is a opening called a roof-box. This baffling orifice held a great surprise for those who unearthed it. Its purpose is to allow sunlight to penetrate the chamber on the shortest days of the year, around December 21, the winter solstice.

Pubs as far as the eye can see! Dublin, Ireland

In Vancouver, B.C there are hundreds of Starbucks. There are even some locations that are litterally across the street from each other and all of them are busy from opening to close. In Dublin we found something very similar with the Pubs. From any one point we could see at least 1 or pubs unless we were standing in the middle of the suburbs. (where our hostel was) But even then if we just walked about 5 minutes we would once again see a warm inviting sign to come in for a beer.

FlyGlobeSpan – definatley as CHEAP as they come

Today I phoned Flyglobespan.com customer service at +44 141 332 3233 to receive my refund on the extras I paid for tickets and talked to a Charlene in the Glasgow office. I was expecting this to be resolved and to move on, but what I was told that the ONLY way to receive a refund was to mail a letter to Edinburough. I asked for an email address or to talk to someone immediately as I have no fixed address right now, and email or phone is a superior way of communicating as it leaves electronic traces. She checked with her manager Mark and again told me there was absolutely no other way. I asked again. Charlene went on to say that there are no email addresses as they are not an “internet” company, and repeated this several times.

Ireland Photo Gallery

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We have finally found ourselves a good internet connection and were able to upload all of our Ireland photos. Please note that have the images do not have descriptions on them yet… It’s a work in progress and well it’s 1:30am here in Copenhagen! Time for bed! So enjoy for now.. 😉 It’s better then […]

Leprechauns like to take your money

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On our search for luck and fortune in Ireland, we found quite the opposite. We heard some things that Dublin was an expensive city but then we find out upon arrival that some consider it the most expensive city and even country in Europe. Since we are on a tight budget to make sure our […]

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