It’s December 20, 2009, nine o’clock in the morning, and this is how Amsterdam looks like at this very moment. It’s been raining snow for the last three days and it seems the whole country is heading for yet another white Christmas.
… to be back home and wear shorts anytime you want to …
This is the third and last installment of Lito Parungo’s travelogue on his recent visit to Ireland (click links to read part one and part two). His trip was supposed to be limited to Dublin, but he eventually decided to travel to Cork after recalling that a first cousin of his lives there. Located in the southern part of Ireland, Cork is the country’s second largest and third most populous city.
This is an aircraft of Aer Lingus, the official flag carrier of Ireland and the one that just brought a classmate to this European country. And below is a snapshot of the Heuston train station in Dublin, which is a 50-minute bus ride from the city’s international airport.
From this station rides the train going to Clondalkin-Fonthill, which will be the vacation base of …
This is the view from Lito Parungo’s apartment in Amsterdam. You can see that it has started snowing in Europe and he can’t help but envy his classmates in the Philippines who are still enjoying a temperature that hovers at around 30° Celcius.
Lito just wants us to vicariously feel the cold weather he and other classmates abroad face every single day during the winter season. Brrrrrr!
Lest we forget totally, here are the photos taken during the peps’ despedida for Lito Parungo last August 3. It was quite special because three Antipolo-based classmates – Remy Tuazon, Keith dela Cruz, and Gil Buan – hosted the send-off.
We started the day with a scrumptious lunch at Remy and Danny’s house, where their three children live. Then we moved to the couple’s other house nearby (see photo above) for the kwentuhan over cans of various brands of beer (thanks, Danny).