Four Countries, Two Days

Hi all!

Sorry for my absence! I have been away for the past few days and I am now going away again. Crossing four countries in two days. It sounds way better than it actually is! I left Ireland towards the UK. After that, I took the boat and needed to cross the beautiful country of Wales until I arrived in England. Now, I am just a couple of hours away from flying to Brazil.

It’s quite tiring, but I am not complaining! Just posted this quickly to let you guys know I am still alive and will post some new stuff very soon!

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WORDLESS WEDNESDAY

Published as part of Wordless Wednesday

My dear, forever home…. Wexford!

Well, I probably don’t have much to say about this place… just that it is, today, the place I call home! It is good to have a place you can call home… I am so glad I have many! But Wexford is just special! I miss it a lot! Well, I just miss Ireland!

Sunsets over Kilmore Quay and Hook Head, Wexford – Ireland

Two sunsets photos I took in Ireland, just a day apart. The beauty of the atlantic ocean, very close to where it meets the Irish Sea… Incredible! First photo in Kilmore Quay and the second near Hook Head Lighthouse (The oldest operational lighthouse in the world, over 800 years old!!!!!!!)

Johnstown Castle, Wexford – Ireland

A little taste of home! Johnstown Castle is a beautiful example of the many amazing castles around Ireland! Cycling there for an afternoon picnic is one of the best way to spend the day! The castle has an amazing, well-maintained garden, really beautiful (today the castle is home to the Department of Agriculture, Food & the Marine) I miss the beauty of Ireland!

Central Belfast, Belfast – Ireland (Part III)

After visiting all the extremes that the city had to offer, we headed to the the city centre. Well, Belfast is just an amazing place! It is small, the people are so welcoming and each one has their beliefs, just like all of us. City hall, Parliament Buildings, Queen’s University… it is just incredible! When came the time for the to go to University, that’s where I wanted to go, but couldn’t. Ah well, you can’t always get what you want!

Belfast is a city unlike any other in the world and its uniqueness and extremes makes it a place that everyone should visit! I would highly recommend it!

Sandy Row, Belfast – Ireland (Part II)

When I first arrived in Belfast, I was looking for the place where I was staying. I had never been to Belfast before, so I had no idea where the place was. I was with my sister and my stepfather at the time. Having come from Dublin, we were driving a car with the Republic of Ireland license plates. Well, what’s the matter? The place we were staying was just at the entrance of Loyalist Sandy Row. I didn’t see what the problem was, until we missed the entrance to the hotel and drove deep into the street. Oh God! We got some mad looks and a few “get out of here, you don’t belong here!”. That’s when I felt a little bit of how the city was divided and what I was to expect. There too, we got bombarded by snowballs, but where didn’t we? Not as much to see as Falls Road, but it was a very interesting experience. Well, Belfast is an amazing city. I just thought of mentioning the two regions because, if you visit the city, you will most likely visit those regions and take a picture of the murals!