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Of Coffee Shops and Carriages

The first order of business anytime, anywhere, is always coffee. This seems to be a trend with me no matter where I go. This is, of course, because coffee is life, and the root of all things like walking and talking and … Continue reading

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The Doors in the Ivy Covered Walls

“The eyes are not the windows of the soul, they are the doors.” ~The Time of the Angels I have often thought that old towns are a bit like onions, and the older they are, the more onion-y they get. If you … Continue reading

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Giants, Giants, Everywhere

Early this morning I awoke to the sound of drums. * insert your own Doctor Who joke here * I assumed it was a concert at a nearby park, and lazily laid in bed and half listened to it. I … Continue reading

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Irish Hurlers in Montréal

We decided to eat dinner in the little restaurant attached to the hotel this evening. It was quiet when we went in, with only one other couple in the restaurant at the time. We settled in, translated the menu, and … Continue reading

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Can’t Get There From Here: A City Celebrates

For the record, I was not the person who planned this trip, which is why I did not know that this is Montréal’s 375th anniversary (and Canada’s 150th anniversary). Hence the extensive traffic involved in getting somewhere near where I am … Continue reading

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Hello, Montréal!

Today I got up at o’dark thirty to get on a plane and fly to Montréal, QC. And fly I did. Armed, of course, with lots of caffeine. Although I usually end up watching something on my flights, I did … Continue reading

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Welcome To My New Home (AKA Excuses, Excuses)

I have, for a long time, wanted to add some things to this page which I have not had the ability to create, and that has frustrated me to the point that, well, I finally snapped. And in utter rebellion, … Continue reading

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Homebound: The Final Journey of Two Very Tired Girls

You would think getting on a train and riding home would be easy. It wasn’t. We ended up sitting directly across from a pseudo-Christian woman, who apparently saw a conservatively dressed human being (aka me) as the perfect target. I … Continue reading

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National Museum of Ireland, Round ???

Ok, fine, I come to the National Museum probably a bit more than is good for me. But it’s just that it’s so good and there’s so much fun stuff and I never have enough time. Plus, it’s free. And I love … Continue reading

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The Book of Kells and Trinity College

After we finished at the National Library, MK and I headed over to another well known library, which, unfortunately, is more museum than library (but I really wanted to handle and read some of these books! Ah, such is life). Trinity … Continue reading

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