After three days, we finally gave up on the wireless internet access that is supposed to work from our room. It just doesn’t…but it does from the lobby.
It’s going pretty much as planned. Thursday we wandered around after arriving in the afternoon. Yesterday (Friday) we explored Cobh (a.k.a. Cove, previously known as Queenstown), a major emigration center in past decades. They have a lovely museum on the topic of emigration. Oddly enough, our first excursion in Bremen was to Bremerhaven to explore their emigration museum (a few posts back). Today the weather kinda disappointed us, so we stuck to exploring Cork on foot, with a little light shopping, and a visit to their Butter Museum (no samples!?).
We’ve been making sure to have Bailey’s in our coffee and a glass of Murphy’s with dinner and are enjoying the Irish Breakfast selections (barring the black pudding).
Hoo, lots of neat places to check out coming up soon.
August 15th: Zürich
October 2nd-9th: Southern Ireland
The Zürich trip is with friends with a car who are allowing us to tag along. We’ll all crash at another friend’s apartment in Zürich, presumably downtown. I bet Jul‘s got tons of good tips to impart for the small group with only a weekend to spend in Zurich…right? *hint*hint*
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The Ireland trip is something we’ve wanted to do ever since asking for — and receiving, thanks Susie! — our Frommer’s Ireland 2004 book. We’ll be flying into Cork from Munich, spending a few days there, heading out via rented car to Kenmare, driving around, staying at a B’n’B, driving back, and flying home. Here’s what it would look like if we were driving to Ireland (thank goodness, we’re not):
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We’ve got a little page devoted to the trip here. Suggestions welcome!