|You're Welcome Ireland
||[Nov. 5th, 2009|03:19 pm]
Ireland has given us faous literary figures, amazing music, iconic beer and incredibly friendly good times. Australia has given Ireland Harvey Norman ads (Go Harvey, Go Harvey!) and The Panel. |
I'm loving it here. Maybe it's the self-deprecatory sense of humour, their friendliness and honesty about life's up and downs, their playfulness with the English language or just the love of a good beer and a yarn, but I definitely feel like Dublin and Ireland have reminded me of a part of myself I never knew existed. Also, coming from Irish stock and looking somewhat like a leprechaun I feel at home walking the streets, unlike in say, Chicago or The Mission in San Francisco where I was recently.
They also have Coopers Beer and Tim Hortons coffee - so I've never felt more culturally confused about where I am at one time.
I also love the history here. It surrounds you. The Vikings, the church, the Troubles, the bog bodies, the fact they still have evening edition newspapers. It's really everywhere.
Now onto London