Our fifth country on our way around the world turned out to be Ireland. After having spent more than 10 months away from Europe we felt that this was a good place to start our “soft landing” - moving closer to home. Our arrival in Munich was planned to take place in early April.

So, on a very early morning in early February 2014 we touched ground in Dublin's International Airport. The rain was pouring down and the wind was howling. We had spent the previous week on Manhattan in a biting frost. The average temperature never got above 0 degrees celsius, and on Manhattan it is pretty much always windy around the skyscrapers. That was a cold experience! So we did not mind the milder temperatures and ignored the rain!