Thursday, October 08, 2009

Ireland... as a tourist destination...

Taiwanese travel programme introducing Ireland...

23 hour flight? Are you kidding me?

My workplace made a cameo appearance in the video, yay!

The Celts are EUROPEANS, so what are you on about? We are proud to be Europeans, witness the recent referendum on the Lisbon Treaty.

I can't believe your man* got a SOBER Irish guy to sing "Molly Malone" in front of the camera in broad daylight!

And one of the statues that was featured in the video is not just an ordinary joe, but OSCAR WILDE for gods sake!

Is Dublin as big as Taipei? I truly didn't realise that. Dublin as a city is really really small, that's what the assistant in the tourism centre meant when she said that you can walk all around town. (The truth is that nobody would find going around the Dublin 'burbs to be an itinerary item for any sane tourist!)

But then again, I like the way the video captured Dublin as a free city allowing its citizens to do anything they please so long as it's not seriously disturbing or inconveniencing others. That's quite unlike what seems to be happening in HK these days...

*"Your man" is an Irish slang meaning "the guy"

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At Sat Oct 10, 06:18:00 p.m. IST, Blogger laichungleung said...

Is there a Chinatown in Dublin?

I spotted somebody was shooting a Ricoh GX200 with optional viewfinder and a super duper lens cap. Cool.

At Sun Oct 11, 09:55:00 a.m. IST, Blogger Snowdrops said...

There is no official chinatown in Dublin, but there are some streets on the northside (north of the Liffey) that have been recently "colonized" by a lot of Mainland-Chinese-run shops and restaurants. Some of these places have closed down again I think as a result of the recent economic downturn. But I really don't know much because it's not an area I frequent myself to be honest.

That Richo-wielding guy you spotted, is that the tourist in that bit of the clip about Molly Malone? Amazing you can spot a camera make just like that.

At Sun Oct 11, 09:56:00 a.m. IST, Blogger Snowdrops said...

Oops, RiCOH-wielding of course.


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