Yesterday is most likely one of my favorite days of this entire trip and a day I will always remember. Meghan, Kathleen, and I decided to make the most of our day by getting up at a decent time and going to the markets near Temple Bar. We ran into one market on the way that has clothes, hats, jewelry, etc. outside for sale. We wandered around there and in a few stores for a bit and then made our way to the other market. As we walked towards it there were 3 men playing guitars and i LOVED every song they played and loved hearing it as I sampled the different foods at the market. They had a bunch of different vendors and I got a churizo taco that was soo delicious. I LOVE churizo and really want my mom to make it when I get home :). After this we showed Meghan Avoca, the cutest store ever and I want all of the stuff from there! I bought a really soft scarf that I have been thinking about getting for so long now. After this we wandered around the streets a little (oh and by the way, the weather was PERFECT) and ended up at a cool pub called the Hairy Lemon. There was a rugby match on so all of the pubs were packed. We were lucky we found a nice booth and enjoyed a Guinness. We just spent our time talking and laughing until we noticed we had been sitting there for almost 2 hours! Eventually a drunk man from norway came up to our table and asked if he could sit with us. His friend joined as well and we ended up spending 3 more hours talking and laughing with these norwegians. They were so fun and witty and taught us a lot about Norway. They were some of the most interesting people I’ve ever met and I couldn’t have had more fun. At one point all of a sudden an Elvis song came on so the one guy got up and pulled me up with him and said, “The king is playing we have to dance”. So we slowed danced and he dipped me couple times and just laughed while we danced in a packed pub where no one else was dancing. Come to find out, hes a world-class professional dancer. That definitely put my dancing skills to shame.
After trying to get us to eat dinner with them we decided that since it was 8pm we should probably head back to our flats. We got ready for the night and ended up at Fitzsimons with the whole crew. It was a really fun night and Kathleen and I didn’t make it to bed til about 6:30 am. It was a pretty eventful day and I know I will always remember it forever.
I am getting so sad that I have less than one week left til I go home but as I’ve been trying to spend each day making the most of it, I know that I will go home with so many wonderful memories and life-long friends.