Wednesday, 28 September 2016

Budget Ireland Trip 2016 - Day 1: Cork - Food, Street Art and Dirty Words (Part 3)

Friday 9th September - the rest of the afternoon

...Continuation from the last post...

It felt like a long journey coming back. Miss Money and I stood at the bus stop for around half an hour. The bus, according to the timetable, was late by 10-15 minutes. ¬_¬" We were practically soaked from head to toe, rucksacks soaked, bags soaked... socks soaked. :( So sad.

We finally arrived back in town so we looked around the town centre, had to go into Penny's (the Irish name for Primark) to buy a pair trousers and warm looking socks. Miss Money had to buy a few other things too... already spending money on things that we would need to carry for the rest of the journey. What a bother!

It was still raining as we walked towards the hostel that Miss Money booked on booking.com... it felt like a very long walk from the centre...

We finally found it along this street. Miss Money asked me earlier during the trip why all the houses are in different colours? To be honest I don't know, but it really makes the city vibrant even when it rains.

After checking in the hostel (will post more about it in the next post), we went out and searched for food. We were so hungry and cold from our long, long morning.

Cork has a lot of street art, I was just taking pictures as we were walking. ^_^



We asked as the reception of the hostel where there was a good place to eat, so we went along MacCurtain Street where there were lots of pubs and eateries. Miss Money wanted to try out an Irish stew, but it seemed nowhere else made it. 

In the end we went into Gallaghers Gastro Pub which was the place where the receptionist had suggested to go to. ^_^

We were waiting for the specials of the day menu and ordered our drinks in between... It's been a long time since I've had a creamy, creamy Guinness. I miss you fresh looking stout drink. ^_^

Miss Money went for an Irish coffee... all the whiskey was at the bottom. Hahahah. She had a chesty cough, so she needed it.

We both ordered the beef stew pie. It looks small, but very filling. The only problem I had with was the edges of the pie crust. I really wanted to eat it (see picture below), thought it was a waste not being able to scrape it off!



Both our meals cost €38.50 in total. Mine cost €18.65... An ok place to relax for a little while. Nothing too special about the food...

My geeky rating: 4.5/5

Address: 32 MacCurtain Street, Cork, Co. Cork, Ireland
Website: http://gallagherspubcork.com/

It was time for one more walk around Cork's city centre... And we were heading towards the train station to see how much a train ticket would cost to get to our next destination.

Found the train station!!

And more street art...





Can you see the little birdie who wanted to cross the road with us? So cute!!


And finally the sun shone like it never rained all day... ¬_¬"

We headed back towards the hostel... tired, still felt wet and just wanted to shower and sleep...

Did "Dirty Words" in the title catch your attention? Well, forgot to mention in part 2 that Miss Money was trying to figure out how to pronounce Cork, Coke and Cock. ¬_¬" Cock being the dirty word. LOL!! Because Miss Money has a Chinese-English accent, her pronunciation of Cork and Coke sounds like Cock. Hahahahah. I tried for at least 10 minutes that evening to sound out the words the English way. :p

Anyway... we were both tired, and fell asleep fairly quickly, but was awakened by Miss Money going to the loo... Bother!

Total amount of money spent on Day 1: €59.81 (included a cup of tea and some fruits) ~£52. Not bad compared to what I would if I was with Miss Pinky. >_<


End of Day 1.

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