After we filled up on cookies at the top of our hike we headed back down the hill. The way down, as ever, was much faster than the way up. Though, not as fast as it usually is given how genuinely scary the wind was. I feel like in my last post I hyped the … Continue reading May 21, 2017: You May As Well Go For It
We knew we wanted to go on a hike in Connemara but we didn't have any idea as to where exactly in Connemara we needed to go to do that. So we did what every reasonable person does in this situation, we google mapped Connemara and headed to the first point that was labeled visitor … Continue reading May 21, 2017: “Some would say that’s too much…”
I know that there are a lot of people who look down on the gift shop. It is the epitome of a tourist trap. Everything is overpriced and most things are pretty darn tacky and I love them so so so much. I would never skip the main event for the gift shop but in … Continue reading May 20th 2017: Gotta Love A Gift Shop
Ok, so, as my dad has said, "We've been stuck in Galway for a long time." This is true. I'm back on the Throwback Thursday train and so ready to tell you all about my time at the Cliffs of Moher. I've tried to keep my travel section of this blog from just turning into … Continue reading May 20th 2017: THE CLIFFS OF INSANITY
The goal was to get from Dublin to Galway. My dad had arranged for a car rental but without even having to talk about it we both knew neither of us wanted to drive in, or really even near, the city of Dublin. We could have managed, sure, but if you don't have to, why … Continue reading May 19 2017: Winging It!
I was on this trip to Ireland with my dad because because I just graduated from UW-Madison and my parents bought me the flight tickets as a graduation gift. Given that my major was English and in my last semester I took a James Joyce class I was psyched to check out some sort James … Continue reading May 18, 2017: Joyce, Jameson, and New Friends
Our first full day in Dublin started with some phone calls and messages over breakfast. As I've said before our Airbnb was very central so as soon as we were up and ready to go we walked across the street to O'Sheas Merchant and Ned O'Sheas for some breakfast and planning. We had been in touch … Continue reading May 18th 2017: Books and Lunch in Dublin!