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Shrimp Laksa

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June 12, 2024. Flew back from Ireland today, landing in Toronto, where I had this shrimp laksa at the airport hotel. It was absolutely delicious. It was so much nicer to just hit the hotel on landing than to make my way from Toronto home. https://flic.kr/p/2pXNJB6

Belfast

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June 11, 2024. This is the Scottish Provident Building and front of Belfast City Hall, viewed not long after I got off the train. I picked up a hop-on hop-off here to view some of the more far flung areas and I also walked a good 6 or 7 kilometers (on increasingly painful feet) to see the city closer to the ground. Belfast is a big beautiful disparate complex city that defies explanation in a simple set of photos, but I learned a ton. https://flic.kr/p/2pXMtJf

Cliffs of Moher

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June 10, 2024. These are just east of Galway, jutting out into Galway Bay, a branch of the North Atlantic. Had a brilliant day today, waking up early and taking the train to Galway, then getting one of those city bicycles and touring along the coast and around the city. I also walked a little bit after my bike ride. The weather was beautiful and the city was colourful and alive. https://flic.kr/p/2pXDV9K

Balbriggan

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June 9, 2024. This is the each at Balbriggan, Ireland, on a cool and raining day. It's easy to see the man walking along the beach, but less easy to see his dog swimming in the surf. I watched as they went back and forth playing with each other as I waited for the train back to Dublin. Today was about figuring out how the trains work and taking a short test trip up the coast; I wanted to go south but the tracks were being repaired; I also went to the wrong train station to start the day. In the end I had a nice walk through this coastal time, even dropping in on their Pride Day ceremonies. https://flic.kr/p/2pXFmGj

New Suit Jacket

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June 8, 2024. Here I am taking a selfie in my new suit jacket. One of the objectives of the trip was just this, because I can't get the right fit in North America (all my suit jackets have been of European origin (Nottingham, Glasgow...) but I keep losing them). I moved today from the awful DCU Rooms residence to a hotel in the city centre, and basically made it mostly a rest day. https://flic.kr/p/2pXDJpd

St. Patrick's

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June 7, 2024. St. Patrick's Cathedral, in downtown Dublin. After another full day of meetings, the an online interview with Jim Groom and company, I decided to go for a short walk, which turned into a long walk, all the way into the city and ending here. Couldn't wait to get to sleep after. https://flic.kr/p/2pW85Gj

Irish Pub

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June 6, 2024. This is an Irish pub called Fagans in the Drumconfra area of Dublin. We were here after a ful day of meetings and presentations on democracy. https://flic.kr/p/2pW5EZK