Dublin London 2004

May 7th, 2004 by alephnaught

Flying to Dublin

I brought only two books for this trip: Serendipities: Language and Lunacy by Umberto Eco, and Opening Skinner’s Box: Great Psychological Experiments Of The 20th Century by Lauren Slater. We left way too early for the airport; security wasn’t a big deal. We’re flying Aer Lingus on the trip out. We had to check our […]

Arrival in Dublin

May 8th, 2004 by alephnaught

Arrival in Dublin

We got in on time even though the plane left an hour late. We picked up our bags and caught a cab to the hotel, the Best Western Royal Dublin– it was less than 20 Euros to get from the airport to the hotel. The room wasn’t ready so we went to the bar and […]

Cabbing around Dublin

May 9th, 2004 by alephnaught

Cabbing around Dublin

We woke at around 7 – things typically don’t open on Sunday til around noon, so we don’t have to rush out of the hotel this morning. We ate an Irish breakfast (eggs, links, ham), showered, and got moving. We took a cab over to the Jewish Museum. Its in an old row house that […]

Arriving in London

May 10th, 2004 by alephnaught

Arriving in London

We ate, got cleaned up and rode out the airport. We had an inconsequential flight to London – the good news is that the plane was actually spacious. We took the high speed train from Heathrow to Paddington Station (15 minutes) and got a cab to our hotel. The weather is just wonderful – we’re […]

London

May 11th, 2004 by alephnaught

London

We got up early and started figuring out what we want to do while we’re in London. I think we’re going to the National Gallery today and to Bath on Friday (a day trip!). Breakfast was okay – they had hard-boiled eggs, some cheese, croisants and cerials. We managed to get cleaned up and going. […]

London

May 12th, 2004 by alephnaught

London

We got up and had a good breakfast. The wireless internet access isn’t working – oh well. Anyway, we got out and walked over to the St. Pancras station – its one of the oldest rail stations left in London and is being refit to be the end of the Channel Tunnel line. We then […]

Bath

May 13th, 2004 by alephnaught

Bath

Well, Aviva is 50 today – guess she can join AARP finally. We got up (was Aviva a little slower?), ate and got to the Paddington train station to catch first class seats to Bath. I started reading a book about The Troubles, by Brian Feeney, in Northern Ireland that Aviva bought in Dublin. We […]

London

May 14th, 2004 by alephnaught

London

We got up late at 8 this morning after staying up late (for us at least) last night. We ate and went out walking to St. Pancras, a church local to our hotel. Its claim to fame is that it was built as a copy of the Erechtheoin that was on the Parthenon grounds. We […]

May 15th, 2004 by alephnaught

Flying home

We got up early and ate breakfast and continued to try to stuff all our stuff into our little bags. We got to the airport really early – we had lunch at a pub in Paddington Station, and caught the express train to Heathrow. We had to perform an emergency landing in Newfoundland because a […]