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Ireland: Day 1 and 2 (Kilkenny)

The Ireland trip came about so quickly, which is so much different with how we usually plan our trip - that is booking at least 6 months in advance. It was one of those limited time deals that arrive in one's email, and since Ireland is the destination that I wanted to see, the first ever, as a child, it was a no brainer that we had to do this trip.

So we learned the reason why it was "cheap" was because it was the off season. The trip was from January 11-19 this year and since it is the off season, it is easier to get vacation time from work too.

The 10-hour flight from San Francisco to Heathrow passed quickly - because I was asleep for most of those 10 hours. Three and a half hours in Heathrow were spent browsing in duty free shops. Another hour in the air and we arrived in Ireland past 7 pm, and seeing that it is winter it was very dark and wet.

We managed to find the shuttle that would take us to the car rental office and was given a German coupe. Since this wa…

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