wales “I think, that if I touched the earth, It would crumble; It is so sad and beautiful, So tremulously like a dream.” – Dylan Thomas I’m black and blue all over from collisions with walls, doors, fences but most of all my… Read More A Tramp’s Abroad: Exhausted with a week to go
“Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one’s lifetime.” – Mark Twain I’m not bringing my Kindle to Ireland/Wales.… Read More A Tramp’s Abroad: What books to bring? The Literature of Ireland and Wales
Christ, would someone help me? Anyone? It’s the last weekend before I leave for Ireland and I’m feeling so overwhelmed. I took a guidebook for Ireland into the bath with me and realized by this point I’d have already read and printed out reams upon reams of information about culture, history, literature, etc., of every… Read More A Tramp’s Abroad: In the planning home stretch [updated]
I cannot tell you how many hours I have spent planning my upcoming trip to Ireland and Wales, certainly more than I’ll spend in the air – both going to and coming back from Dublin. The Euro and British Pound both crush the dollar; hotels are ungodly expensive. I don’t even want to… Read More My god I hate planning trips
My tickets to Ireland are bought, passport applied for, at least half my hotels reserved, itinerary filled with wonderful things. Twelve days in Ireland and Wales. Thought I was done with foreign travel, what with my advanced age (I know: shut up) and having all three children lined up like jets waiting to hit the… Read More My grand adventure. Steel yourselves, Ireland and Wales.