20 May 2009
The Luck O' De Irish
My European travels have brought me to Dublin this week. Actually, Ryanair brought me over here; my European travels are inanimate. I only arrived here this morning so I don't have too much to say, except that I have already been to several pubs, Trinity College, Dublin Castle, and the Chester Beatty Library. Oh yes, lest I forget, we also visited the Revenue Museum. For the non-Irish, the Revenue Museum might not make sense, but allow me to relate it in terms that a Russian might understand: Vlykostra puokli dyztrovs yiddosh astragnerky. If the Revenue Museum was in the United States, it would be called the IRS Museum. It was all about people collecting money and protecting money. The pubs we went too were very Irish, but unfortunately none of them served food on Wednesdays. Some sort of Hump Day discrimination that's been going on since the 60's. Trinity college was old, and the Dublin Castle was older. The highlight of the day was the Chester Beatty Library. It was hailing at the time and the biblioteca was a welcomed respite from the rain. They had an exhibit on Islam and Christianity that was enlightening and inspiring. I think I might convert to Islam. Just kidding. I did gain an awesome appreciation for their beliefs, however. Now I want to go to Saudi Arabia. But not anytime soon. Speaking of travel, I am going to Paris, France (as opposed to Paris, Poland) and Greece, Greece (as opposed to Greece, Australia) when I am done in London. If you have been to either of those locales, and have some suggestions for me or my Athenian bust that I will be taking with me, please make a comment. If you do so, be sure to specify if the suggestion is for me or the Athenian bust, just in case its not clear.