Unisex toilets

Unisex toilets. That’s right… picture yourself walking into a bathroom and coming face-to-face with a guy. It’s weird. In our hostel, this is what we do. Today we went to the Hill of Tara and Newgrange. The Hill of Tara was amazing. When we got to the top, we were able to see a 360 view of the Irish countryside. It was so nice to finally see grass and sheep today. After the Hill of Tara was Newgrange. Words cannot describe how amazing it was. We learned that it is over 5000 years old, and predates most religious temples, even the pyramids. I’ve come to the conclusion that in the past 5000 years, humans have declined. The people that built this amazing structure moved stones from cities many miles away. The guide even mentioned that some of the stones were only found in Scotland. It’s amazing the dedication they had to religion and the afterlife. We have technology to build our structures now, and it seems we still can’t compare to what these people did with their bare hands. At first glance, Newgrange lo0ks like a mound of dirt, but you enter through the door, squeeze through a very narrow passageway, and end up in a small tomb inside the mound. The ceiling was made by stacking stones around in a circle until one stone finally closed the top. There is a window above the entrance that is aligned with the sun during the winter solstice, and when the sun rises, light illuminates the inside of the tomb. I signed up to win a chance to sit inside the tomb during the winter solstice this year. Maybe I’ll win! Anyway, we decided at the last minute to go to the Cliffs of Moher tomorrow, and I couldn’t be more excited! Be back tomorrow with another update!

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