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Rachel’s Travel Diary

Wednesday, 21 Jun 2006

Location: Cork, Ireland

MapWould you like to know what wins the award for Dumbest Souvenir Ever To Buy And Then Try To Pack Carefully So It Won't Break? Fragile Austrian Christmas ornaments, that's what. WHAT WAS I THINKING?

All packed and ready to go... I have to check a third piece of luggage, which means I will be selling my soul to United in order to pay for it (by the way, I saw United 93 over the weekend - it was an awesome movie, and it has also made me overly joyous that my flight from Frankfurt to Chicago is on United... at least the Dublin to Frankfurt leg is on Lufthansa). My bags/suitcases/backpacks are STUFFED. It's slightly ridiculous.

...I think there should be an airline policy where if you've only been travelling for a week or two in Europe, you have to share some of your allowed luggage pieces/weight with those of us who have been over here for almost 4 1/2 months.

I catch the last bus from Cork to Dublin at 19:00, get to the airport around 23:30, and then will spend yet another riveting night in the departure area until I check in at 4:45. Goody. Goody. Gum drops. Shall be back in Chicago by Thursday afternoon. : ( Good bye, Ireland. Rachel will miss you!!!

I'll do my journal entries on the my trips and put up more pictures when I get home - no time right now!

See you all soon!!!