Traveling with a large group is much different than traveling alone. For example, when you arrive at the destination airport, you can't just get your stuff and grab a taxi into the city to check into your hotel. You have to sit around at the airport and wait until everyone is assembled. Sometimes you have to wait three more hours for another flight to arrive. Fun. There is a lot of waiting involved in group travel. I am not so good at the waiting.
Aside from that, everything is great here. I'm on day two in Dublin, and I've ditched the group day trip to Wicklow to explore the city on my own. We had hardly any time yesterday, as most of it was spent waiting, riding around on a bus, waiting some more, riding around more, touring the Guinness brewery, waiting, riding, checking into our hotel, waiting, collapsing, and waiting. And then all the sights were closed. So, today I have done a little tour of churches, and am now wandering around the Temple Bar and Trinity College areas. I'm on my way to see the Book of Kells, and then will be figuring out how to get to St. Michan's church, which I hear has a very interesting crypt, if I can convince them to let me see it. Which I feel certain I can.
Pictures will have to wait until I get back, as I have no camera cord, but it's lovely here. It's even sunny today.