Monday, August 31, 2009

"Explorking" Cork

Crampton & Edwards rock the 80’s on church bells…

We only have one day in Cork, so we made the most of it. Cork is a lovely city, situated between two splits of the River Lee and, once again, has many pubs, cathedrals and great people. We caught a shuttle from the airport to the Grand Parade (for those of you familiar with the area) and walked to the English Market where vendors pedal fresh meats, produce and other local goods (definitely stop at The Sandwich Stall – I had a wonderful smoked chicken, brie, red onion and cranberry sauce baguette).

We "explorked" (a term I engineered to describe exploring Cork) for most of the day, visiting the beautiful cathedrals around the city. The most memorable was St. Anne’s cathedral; not because of its beauty, but because we paid 5 Euro to climb the bell tower and play our own concert for Cork City on the church bells.

The set list:

  1. The Final Countdown – Europe
  2. Nothing’s Gonna Stop Us Now – Jefferson Starship
  3. Waltzing Matilda
  4. National Welsh Hymn
  5. Amazing Grace

Afterwards, we climbed to the top (see title photo), enjoyed the 360 views of the city and continued on. Our next goal, which would prove very difficult, was to find affordable food that we could all agree on. We spent the next two and a half hours "explorking" for somewhere to eat. All I wanted was a mince meat pie (which I later got from good ol’ Centra), but we ended up at some Chinese restaurant because they had an “everning” special.

UBERFAIL. Not only was it expensive, but we waited over an hour to get our food – and we were the only ones there. Who’s idea was that anyway?? (Crampton.)

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