Last Friday was the two-month anniversary (and halfway point) of my time in Ireland. Anyway, there was a provider-sponsored trip to Northern Ireland. Cassidy and I both went. That was my first time in a hostel. It was interesting. I can’t believe I actually ate a hard-boiled egg with breakfast. The hostel was in Belfast, but on Saturday we went to Derry-Londonderry and walked the city walls, then crossed the Carrick-a-Rede rope bridge (that place had amazing views. We could see Scotland — look carefully past the islands in pictures 2 and 3. The bridge was really high up and on the way over it was swaying badly and it was terrifying. Cassidy had the guts to take a picture from the bridge down, so jealous). Then we visited the Giant’s Causeway (there was so much foam it looked more like whipped cream. The waves were gigantic and magnificent, and I’m so disappointed that I didn’t get any of the big ones in my pictures), and finally stopped for a quick look at the dark hedges (one of us was small enough to squeeze into a hollow tree. She fit perfectly. It looked like fun). My camera batteries died at the Giant’s Causeway, but luckily my phone still had some battery power left, so I used that for a last couple of pictures. The weather that day was excellent — clear skies, good temperature. Only one dark cloud that day. Sunday we went to the Titanic Museum in Belfast (where it was built) and wrote on the “peace wall” before coming back to Dublin.
So since we’re halfway through, here’s another list:
Favorite spreadable condiment — Nutella
Question: where’ve you been all my life? Answer: in the cabinet above the stove and to the left, on the lower shelf, with the peanut butter and the graham crackers and the salt and cinnamon sugar.
Favorite place visited — Carrick-a-Rede rope bridge
Giant’s Causeway was really cool, too, but talking to other people is nice.
Favorite pastime when not traveling — reading online novels
Confession time: I’m a binge reader. There are worse things, I suppose; the worst thing is that I end up staying up until like three in the morning when I have class the next day. But–but–but–must…find out…what happens next– Don’t be like me, kids, sleep properly.
Favorite dessert — rice pudding
Okay, so it’s the only dessert I really eat here, so what? It’s still good.
Most missed food — anything my parents make
Dumplings, meat pie, taco casserole, huo guo, grilled meat, oyster beef, pasta salad, soda bread, glass noodle soup, scones, pizzagian (okay, I don’t know how to spell that), knot cookies, pot roast, plus all those dishes that either don’t have names or whose names I don’t know…
Seems like this time is mostly about food, huh. How many days of Lent are left?