Stop Making Plans

I think it is so vital to balance out a hectic schedule with a day of nothing…no plans, no time constraints, no pressure. Due to my Type A-ness I crave planning, I crave routine and I thrive on it.  But whenever I travel for extended periods of time, I always make sure that I give myself at least one or two days of pure wandering. And that is exactly what I did today. I head out to Berlin in the morning so I wanted to just walk the streets of Dublin today and see where they take me.

First on the docket was St. Patrick’s Cathedral. The visitor center offers a Student Ticket/Audio Guide package for €11 so I decided to do that!

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When I was living in Dublin a year and a half ago for my actor training, I would always cut through St. Stephen’s Green and see the cute little ducks and seagulls floating around the pond. Feeding the ducks was something I always wanted to do but due to the rigorous scheduling of school, I never had enough time to do so. The park would be pitch black in the morning and closed when I got out of class, so I made sure to finally do it!

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I found this AWESOME umbrella installation down a small side alley!

I headed across the Liffey and found the Irish Famine Memorial, commemorating the Great Famine of the mid 19th century. During the famine approximately 1 million people died and a million more emigrated from Ireland.

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And across the street from that was The chq Building, which houses art galleries, businesses, and food shops. On display were the ‘Hares On The March’ sculptures that have been designed by a bunch of artists. These were my favorites:

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But I think the winner was definitely…

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CONOR McGREGHARE!

Berlin in the morning! Time to go pack!

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