Monday, December 28, 2009

On the 18th of October, My partner (Kieran) and I landed at Heathrow Airport , for what was going to be our big overseas Adventure. After roadtripping around the west of America for 2 months, we had just spent two weeks partying in Singapore courtesy of my partners Aunty, and we were quickly running out of money. We hot footed it around Heathrow trying to find a cheap bite to eat before our connection through to Dublin, and boarded our flight.

We landed in Sunny Dublin (not for long), picked our bags, hopped on a bus and got dropped in the middle of the city. Finding our hotel, we dumped our bags and started to explore.

Of coarse we found the Lacoste Shop (Kierans favourite Brand), drooled over some more expensive shops, tryed to work out which side of the footpath to walk on (2 months later, still haven't figured it out) got some sim cards for our phones, and crashed back at the hotel.

After the next 4 days we looked for jobs, thought "what the hell have we done", Shed a couple of tears, Went to the pub, but eventually landed on our feet. It was a city full of little hidy holes that you could explore. It was a country so small that we drove across it in 4 hours, and it was a little island so close to the rest of europe, that we knew we had so many adventures ahead of us.

We found a little Bedsit studio in a bayside suburb called "Clontarf" and I got a job as a nanny looking after 4 boys under the age of 6..... and on the day we moved into our studio I had an awful feeling that it was a wrong decision. Alas, 4 weeks later, after many many troubles with our landlord (Renting in Ireland is not quite the same in Australia..not in this house anyway) we moved into a one bedroom unit right around the corner.

Everything has settled down, Kieran got a job with Dublin Aerospace, we eventually found the asian section in the supermarket, figured out the irish way of speaking, found our favourite pub, found Wagamamas, and have started looking at some trips to go on.

We know we have heaps more to explore, and as the irish say "Just see how you get on"

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