JET-LAGGED, TIRED AND FED, WE GOT LOST LOOKING FOR MARTIN’S PLACE
Tuesday, September 3rd – arriving in Dublin
So we ate, killed time and were ready to head to Martin’s, now we just had to find the place. For some reason both of us suddenly became total novices at using our phone maps in a foreign city and had a hell of a time finding a house that was relatively close (less than a mile if memory serves???). We wandered up and down streets, made wrong turns, then finally got our bearing and made our way to Mountjoy Square – Martin had a 3-bedroom apartment in a nice Georgian building across the street from a nice little park. You can see on the map how close we actually were, but I guess when you’re tired and in a foreign city even something as simple as “North, right, left, right, you’re there” can be a challenge. Now once we got settled in that little walk was a piece of cake, but at the time we were hauling 3+ weeks’ worth of luggage – so that made it all the more fun.
Should have been an easy walk from the restaurant to Martin’s place at Mountjoy Square… should have been.
We finally got to Martin’s to be told head to the top floor… the old Georgian being a 4 story building, so that in and of itself with the luggage was another trek! We got in, met Martin – a sweetheart of a guy – tried to act engaged but all we wanted was to hit the bed for a few. I was torn between dying to explore the land I’d wanted to visit for so long and listening to my body that was crying out for rest… in the end a nap won out. We semi-unpacked and took a rest so we could start what was to become the best vacation ever!
Once there, Martin’s was a awesome place to explore the city of Dublin. There’s a couple known landmarks in relation to his apartment. Mountjoy Square at the top, Trinity College in the middle, St. Stephen’s Green at the bottom.
A row of classic Georgian building in from Mountjoy Square… one of those is where we stayed.
Mountjoy Square… again, our temporary Dublin home is in the pic!
Up next – DAY 1 IN DUBLIN, OUR FIRST FULL DAY