We know you are thrilled to come to Dublin and start your internships. Now, before they begin, we have very special advices for you to survive in this beautiful city.
Once you arrive to Dublin, the survival games will start. Here you have some important and useful information to success in these games.
First of all, we are going to show the distribution of the Arena (aka Dublin). The city is divided into different districts: to the north, you have odd districts, to the south even districts. In the city centre, you will find Temple Bar district, a pubs area where you could relax after a hard day with a pint of Guinness. Near Temple Bar, you could find shelter in Trinity College, the perfect place to study your best game strategies, and Christ Church and Saint Patrick cathedrals, if you need to pray for help.
To the north side of the river Liffey, in Penneys district, you can buy new and more suitable clothes for this unpredictable weather. There, in O’Connell Street, you will also find the meeting point for all players called The Spire (also known as the Erection at the Intersection!). Another important district is Phoenix Park, to the west of the city… an army of deers will be waiting for you there!
Secondly, be very careful when crossing the street. At both sides you will have to look if you don’t want a car running over your foot!
Thirdly, dubliners are very friendly people, but some of them have a strong accent that will rest in poker face… In that case, don’t panic, follow these steps and everything will be grand. 1- Smile 2- Nod as if you were understanding them 3- say Up the Dubs! 4- run away! Just kidding.
If you do not understand them, ask them politely if they can repeat and there will be no problem.
Forthly, if you want to survive the hard winter of the Dublin Games, you have to follow our advice. In case you are from Spain, like us, you would not be used to a cold September. Therefore, you should bring warm clothes and a good umbrella… or not so good, so you won’t regret throwing it away after a windy day.
But we are not done yet. Harder tests may come, such as hurricanes and big storms. Careful player… If you see that the sky is getting very dark, do not go out unless it is completely necessary, or else you will fly like Mary Poppins.So if you have to go outside, put some rocks in your pockets and hug a lamppost and you will be fine. We have already survived hurricane Ophelia and storm Brian so we are ready for what comes next.
Worry not, to make things easier the game masters have distributed some items around the city that will help you to complete successfully these games. You just have to find them!
Rumor has it there is a woman that you will have to visit for good luck. Actually, she is not a flesh and blood person but a bronze statue – we are talking about Molly Malone! It is said that she sold cockles and mussels alive (aliiiive ooooh! ), although darkest legend says that she sold more than that… If you want her to give you good luck, we think it is pretty obvious what you have to do, but just in case, have a look at the video for instructions. It is a piece of cake, don’t worry.
Legend has it that there are some birds around the city that will give you good fortune. They are called magpies. You can look for them at any time to follow this nursery rhyme!
One for sorrow
Two for joy
Three for girl
Four for boy
Five for silver
Six for gold
Seven for a secret,
Never to be told.
Eight for a wish,
Nine for a kiss,
Ten for a bird,
You must not miss.
But don’t look for too many, because if you find more than ten, it restarts again and all the luck you had will fly away!
We think that you are now prepared to come to Dublin and survive the games. And remember players…
As winter is coming, may the odds be ever in your favour!