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First Few Days In Dublin November 12, 2010

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Wandering Dublin
Image by chris181m via Flickr

The last leg of our six month journey is nine days in Ireland. In Dublin, where we are staying, we have met with my mother, Alice, and her friend, Cindi, for what resembles more of a vacation with tours scheduled in advance and the purchasing of trinkets. Its really nice to see familiar faces in the flesh.

We have been treated to tours of the city, including a Hop-On Hop-Off bus tour of Dublin (I recommend this for the first official day in any city since it allows you to get a feel for the area).  Then there were other tours that went into the history of the people who inhabited this area. Mostly Vikings, although there have been many others over the centuries.

Today we went on a tour that brought us into a crypt beneath a church where we saw Mummies (Apparently the right combination of dryness, cool temperature, and Methane really preserves a corpse).  They even let us touch one of the Mummified corpses, saying that if one shakes hands with the mummified bodies, then it brings good luck (Then again they say that about Blarney Stone and the stone is used every where around here).

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1. Mama Tiz - November 13, 2010

……………and did you, too, kiss the blarney stone?

2. Chris - February 16, 2011

Well, we found little pieces of the Blarney Stone but we didn’t get to kiss it -_-