I flew from SXF to Dublin with Ryanair. Since I live close to Hauptbahnhof, I took a regional train to the airport.
|Getting to see this station a lot now that I live here.|
|Train to the airport!|
|The station does have a nice view.|
|Walking from the station to the airport terminal.|
|Our plane arriving.|
|It's a bit intimidating, staring directly at a jet engine.|
|Boarding the jet. I already had my seat selected and just had a backpack with me, so no rush to be first.|
|Dublin airport decked out in UCF and Penn State colors.|
|Their signs welcomed us as well!|
|My room at Dublin City University. It was really cheap.|
|No Wifi, but you can put a deposit and rent an ethernet cable. Also, housekeeping left their shit in my room.|
|Hey, it's a bed!|
|No mixer taps here.|
|Actually fancier than my room at UCF. Though the mildew in the bathroom and the spider I later found wasn't nice.|
|Taking Uber into town. Loved seeing the UCF colors everywhere.|
|Official UCF "tailgate" bar.|
|Filled with UCF fans!|
|About 30 minutes before the game.|
The day after the game I went to see the free Riverdance event announced along the game. The event had some of the dancers from the show teaching how to do some of their dances. I was a bit tired from the previous days so I mainly watched, and it was interesting to see. Later, I did a free walking tour of Dublin and learned a lot about Irish history.
On the final day, I wandered around the city a bit. I went to the "Queen of Tarts" and had some breakfast. I also ordered a scone and was surprised at just how big it was.
Eventually it was time for my flight back to Berlin
At the airport I grabbed a newspaper that had a whole section on the game. Great to see my school in international newspapers!
On the flight, I saw my tour guide from the free walking tour. Turned out he was going to visit Berlin, and it was quite funny how we ended up on the same flight. About 2 months or so later I saw him at a bar I frequent in Berlin. It's certainly a small world!
After this trip I started my job in Berlin. This means that I wouldn't be travelling around Europe as much, but I still had time to do weekend trips here and there. I'll keep posting about those trips (I have a few now in my backlog), but I'll also be writing about life here in Berlin as an expat.
|Yeah, can't eat all that|
|For my friends at Lockheed Cape Canaveral, an omni building.|
|Some Irish cider and some food before the flight|
|Irish flight back to Berlin|
|In flight over Ireland|