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Here we go again, welcome all.

The day was Wednesday, the time of the day was evening. We visited a local pub for a couple of hours. It’s a totally charming and rustic place that is completely full on weekends. When we visited there were about twenty people in their thirties having fun. A middle-aged bald-headed guy approached me to start a conversation asking “Are you alone here?“. I pointed to my husband who was at the bar, and the bald guy said in what sounded like an offended tone “He is not for you…” Hahaha you must be kidding me, I was thinking this fellow has a very high level of self-confidence, without reason to be honest, at least he apologized to my husband and shook his a hand, saying “sorry dude“.

We finally joined a gym, I cannot describe my happiness. This one is part of a nearby hotel and our monthly membership includes unlimited use of the swimming pool, Jacuzzi, sauna, mandatory swimming caps, huge changing rooms with professional hairdryers, which I find particularly cool because in 10 minutes my hair is perfect and ready for work next day. I’m also a fan of the under floor heating.

Today I found out that our local pub enjoys cult status, it’s where U2 had their first ever performance. Apparently, even today, they sometimes rush into the pub unannounced and do a mini stage performance!!! OMG, I find it incredible.

 

During registration another funny situation happened, the manager apologized to my husband before he gave me a compliment on how beautiful I am. Quite polite manners. The second day we were there, the girl who works there said to me, “I wish had one” as my husband was passing me a scarf. We’re not sure whether her comment was related to my scarf or to my husband. Hahahaha. After close observation of conversations between Irish girls which I had the chance to be a part of, my opinion is that she would rather like my scarf.

Today I found out that our local pub enjoys cult status, it’s where U2 had their first ever performance. Apparently, even today, they sometimes rush into the pub unannounced and do a mini stage performance!!! OMG, I find it incredible. U2 and Bono, unbelievable. Bono is the owner of Dublin’s ‘Clarence Hotel’. That’s the reason fans, mostly Italians and Spanish are often camping there. They must believe that Bono works at the reception desk.




Interestingly the other day I was speaking with a woman from Ukraine, who said that in 1998 she spent a night in Zagreb. When I asked her to tell me what she thought of the city she said.

It was very interesting, I travelled with a friend from Croatia to Italy and without any reason, the policemen in Zagreb forced us out of the train and escorted us into custody, claiming that we were prostitutes. The next morning they let us go, apologized and gave us a ride to the train to Milan. I concluded that we were arrested because they were bored. If nothing else, at least we had an interesting story to tell“.

Uh, very interesting, but I would prefer that foreigners did not have such stories to tell about our country.

Enough typing for today,

Ana…

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