Monthly Archives: August 2006

More of Edinburgh

I’ve been in Edinburgh for a few days now, and it’s been lots of fun. I’ve spent a lot of time just wandering around. I was going to visit the Surgeon’s Museum (Edinburgh is significant in the history of surgery), … Continue reading

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Edinburgh

I arrived in Edinburgh yesterday. I left the Rainbow Gathering two days ago. Apparently travelling by bus and train in England is quite expensive, unless you book in advance on certain discount bus lines. Not having done this, I was … Continue reading

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Tales from Ireland: Meeting the Midge

I first met the midge in Killarney National Park. But I’d certainly heard of it. While best known as a Scottish beast, the midge is no stranger to Ireland. One of the more infamous Celtic beasties, the midge is known in … Continue reading

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Still at the Rainbow Gathering

I’ve been at the gathering for about a week and a half. It’s been a nice break from moving around all the time. Very relaxing. But the first week was, well, fucking cold. And windy. Seriously, I don’t think the … Continue reading

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Rainbow Gathering

I am in Yorkshire, at the European Rainbow Gathering. I arrived a couple days ago. Basically I camped in a sheep pasture with about a thousand hippies from all over Europe. It has been lots of fun so far, but … Continue reading

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Dublin

Looking back, it was Bank Holiday that did it. Dublin is the one place in Ireland where I actually had some contacts, so I figured it would be a good idea to book my flight out of Dublin. A few … Continue reading

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Roundstone

I spent the last two nights sleeping on the beach at Roundstone. It is a tiny village known for being home to a famed bodhran (Irish frame drum)  craftsman. I visited the bodhran shop, and was a little disappointed. It … Continue reading

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The Connamara

From Galway I biked north into the Connamara region, known as one of the most scenic parts of Ireland. I spent one night at a hostel in Cliffden, and then moved on to Letterfrack. I wasn’t sure what to expect … Continue reading

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Galway

I ended up spending three nights in Galway. The juggling festival, well, kind of sucked. It was windy and raining, which is death to an outdoor juggling event. But Galway is cool, and I enjoyed seeing the city, and getting … Continue reading

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