Do you kiss the Blarney Stone, drink the kava or, sip from the fountain of youth?
We participate in our travels, ignore the continuous lashing of negative feedback and, were vaccinated for Hepatitis A and B.
Why not kiss the blarney stone? – It’s been reported that teens break into the tower and urinate on it at night. Well, good for them. Maybe it’s true, maybe it’s talk, either way there is a guy there with some hospital grade smelling disinfectant that wipes the stone between each person’s kiss.
Kiss The Blarney Stone
At the Kava ceremony a shared cup of Kava is sipped by the Fijian chief then passed around the circle. I don’t like the numbing effect, but I drank when I was lucky enough to be invited by the chief. It would be rude not to.
What about the fountain of youth? Drinking the water from this waterfall keeps one youthful, so you know I climbed over slippery rock to get my taste.
We like to embrace a new culture by participating in activities and superstitions. We figure we get worse “germs” in public eateries after we watched a restauranteur in Africa wipe off silverware for re-use, was handed a spoon handle first on a cruise ship, and saw some of the glassware washed around the world.
I say this with no disrespect. I am truly blessed with wonderful people in my life. So if you are one of the people who have told me why I shouldn’t participate, thank you for your love.
So, do you kiss the Blarney Stone, drink the Kava, sip from the fountain of youth?
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