Jay, Anouk, and I landed in Dublin, Ireland early this Saturday morning. Local time was just after seven. Our bodies felt like it was just after 1 am. It’s tough changing time zones, especially with a little baby. Once we landed, we got a hot Irish breakfast in our bellies and headed to our b&b. A nap was in order. Once we woke up, it was early afternoon her and 8 am at home. We felt recharged and excited to walk around the neighborhood.
Dublin is beautiful in the storybook way that my mind had expected it. I grew up on James Joyce. I loved Oscar Wilde. I used to memorize Yeats’ Odes. It has not let me down one bit. It is old, idyllic, and cute. It’s actually a dream world.
Jay and I have spent the afternoon wandering around, eating delicious food, and taking in the kindness of strangers. This city has proven to be really accessible for the short-trip traveler. We can see a lot of sites in a short amount of time. We certainly don’t feel much culture shock. In fact, it is easy to imagine myself living here.
I’m looking forward to the next few days of exploring more, meeting people, and learning.
Ireland is absolutely fabulous. Oh! And they love babies here too!