Storm Francis landed on the coastal village of Waterville precisely at 2100 hour, according to forecast. Throughout the night, the wind roared, the ocean raged, the roof rattled, I slept like a baby.Continue reading “The Skellig Ring”
In the morning I woke up to the sound of pattering rain.
I just got back from a last-minute road trip to southwestern Ireland – which covers Killarney National Park, the Ring of Kerry and Dingle Peninsula.Continue reading “Killarney National Park”
July was a good month!
With the lifting of the travel ban across the island, we can finally move outside of our county.
The first place we went to was Glendalough in Wicklow National Park, for a breath of fresh mountain air.
My trip to Venice rekindled my interests in Italian cooking, to a point that I was tittering with another trip in the spring to Naples and the Amalfi Coast. Then we all know what happened.
June 8th kicks off the phase two of Ireland reopening, and with that, we were able to travel anywhere within the county. This has opened up several hiking opportunities.
We couldn’t wait to get back to Howth, so that’s what we did on our first weekend after June 8th.
Dublin, May 2020 – Still under lockdown, the Temple Bar area remains completely deserted.
It’s been hectic the past couple of weeks at work. Even so, I still manged to cook these dishes:
When I worked in the East Coast, this was my favorite soup for lunch. I haven’t seen it in the Pacific Northwest nor in Ireland. For what I know it is classified as American Italian food. So when I miss the good old America, I make this soup.
***Due to the amount of photos and videos in the post, this is going to be a photo & video-log*** Continue reading “Venice Carnival 2020 – San Valentino”
It all really is ironic, isn’t it?
Even since we started working from home, the howling wind and lashing rain that we got so accustomed to on a daily basis ceased all of a sudden. Instead we had the most gorgeous weather yesterday. Birds chirping, flowers blossomming, while we were trapped indoors. Continue reading “Sunset in Dublin”
When we arrived at the Venice Marco Polo airport, there were masked people in hazmat suit carrying contactless thermometers screening passengers. Border control and customs took merely a minute – the fastest I’ve ever encountered in any airport in the world.
My dear friends and fellow bloggers, I am back.
During the 11 months of my absence, I was offered a job in Dublin and successfully relocated to the Irish capital.
As it turned out, starting a new life, leaving everything behind, wasn’t all that easy. Continue reading “Hello Dublin”