Dublin: Day Trip to Belfast

It hadn't occurred to us that we could visit Northern Ireland while we were in Dublin. Without evaluating our options, and with heads filled with outdated media soundbites of violence and strife,  I think we had unconsciously assumed that Ireland (south of the border), was the only part of the island that was legitimately open... Continue Reading →

Dublin: First impressions

Dublin feels big, robust, substantial. Its population is not quite 1.3 million, almost identical to the city of Calgary, and twice the size of the city of Vancouver, the two cities I have tried on the most. Dublin's metro area is 1.8 million compared to Vancouver's, at 2.5 million, and Calgary's, at 1.4 million. Similar... Continue Reading →

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