Remember English chocolate manufacturer Cadbury’s famous Gorilla ad? They’ve come up with something weird again.
I know I already have been complaining a lot about local prices. But this one I want to share. When I visited Cork last fall, I came across this shop in neon blue lights, filled with all kinds of cheap goods – some might say: rubbish – for cheap prices. Those shops are popular across [...]
Shopping for German sausage can result in language jokes that only Austrians won’t understand. As seen in a Dublin Tesco store on January 10, 2009.
Oh boy, I don’t know where to start. It’s been quite a while that I posted something on this blog, just because I wasn’t really motivated. However, a lot has happened in the last few weeks, without being too special to be worth mentioned immediately. To clear things up front: I’m fine, I’ve settled in [...]
A coupe of weeks ago, I went to Cork with a group of my fellow colleagues. We rented two cars and just went down the four-and-a-half-hours-or-so way to Ireland’s second biggest city. By chance, Cork’s yearly Jazz Festival would take place that very weekend. Thus, every hostel in the city centre was booked out, which [...]
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Yes, it’s true. They truly have an Oktoberfest over here. It’s a little smaller and shorter than the original, but trust me: The combination of the ability of the Irish to hold one’s drink and a strong Bavarian wheat beer plus several kinds of traditional folklore shows are worth a view. Talking to one of [...]
My flatmate Tricia turned 25 a couple of days ago, and so we went to the nearby hot spot Ocean Bar (which, as the papers have stated recently, is struggling financially big time), where Paul would state that we “have the coolest apartment” / “live in the coolest area” / “are the coolest lads” over [...]
Sometimes, when you turn on the TV in Ireland (and the UK as well, I think), you come across these weird advertisements. A full-grown gorilla sits in front of a drum kit, apparently listening to one of those long-time-not-heard 80′s songs (Phil Collins and Bonnie Tyler, I think) – and at the song’s peak, piling into it and battering the hell out of those drums…
Look, they already built me a castle! (No, really they didn’t. It’s just a funny-named estate in South Dublin.) It’s exactly a month of being a Dubliner now – time to come to an interim conclusion. (Okay, it’s a bit early for that, but there are more of those to come.) 1. Left-sided driving still [...]