After stopping at Abu Dhabi in the middle of the night and with 36C outside, we touched down at Dublin Airport at around 7:30am and made our way to the baggage carousels. We went through a security check in which they asked how long we were intending to stay and stamped without further hesitation. Whilst retrieving the bags, Tom got his immediately but we waited for mine for what seemed to be close to 30 minutes. It wasn’t just me but there were many others from the plane waiting as well. It felt like they only had one baggage personnel on hand. The airport was quite empty. We then made our way through the final checkpoint: customs. When you think of customs, you think of massive queues, intense questioning, border police and possibly some tears as you consider the oft chance of being refused entry. Instead, Dublin’s was a single officer standing in the middle of the exit gate (probably 10 metres wide) who asked where we were from and then left us saying “enjoy our stay”.