travel: ireland

hello guys! Last weekend my love and I took the plane to Ireland, a first-time visit for both of us. The trip was a gift from our dear friends. We are so thankful!

On Saturday we drove to Howth, a suburb of Dublin- a small village almost. We walked along the coast to a lovely lighthouse and had a magnificent view over the water. We even saw a seal <3. We both immediately noticed the brightly colored doors, a well-known trait of Dublin and Ireland in general. If we ever buy a house, I’m definitely painting our door yellow or light blue!

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Before I ever had visited Dublin, I thought it was this tiny, dark and rainy village, with small local shops only and typical Irish villagers hidden in their homes. But duh, Dublin is a pretty big city, home to all sorts of nationalities, big stores, and fancy business buildings. It was fun to just stroll around and explore this new place, so much different than I had expected!

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On Sunday, we decided to pay a visit to the famous Cliffs of Moher. It was a long drive to the west coast, so on the way, we stopped in Galway to see what it was like there. We were pleasantly surprised by this lovely town, which had a much more Irish feel to it than Dublin, if that makes any sense. It was relatively small, and the coffee shops, authentic little stores, and musicians playing their tunes on the rainy streets topped the whole thing off; giving it such a cozy and snug atmosphere.

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We then continued our drive to the cliffs and passed an enchanting, old little castle. We had only seen a small part of Ireland, but we already felt the mystical vibe hanging around. I could just hear the knights, and the horses, and the clinging sounds of their swords hanging around in the air. Quite mesmerizing!

Finally, we arrived at the Cliffs of Moher. The place was far more touristic than we had thought (gosh, great expectations, huh!) but that didn’t make the place any less magical and impressive. Pure, raw nature itself. Very cool.

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On Monday, we only had a little time to explore a bit more. We drove up to the beach and had a lovely breakfast in a small bistro. The sea amazed me once again, showing it’s beautiful colored layers.

After our breakfast, my love took me to see this stunning, old castle. We didn’t have enough time to go in, but the outside view was already amazing. Again, the knights, the horses, the swords… wow.

After seeing Dublin, Galway, the ocean, the cliffs, and the amazing raw history of Ireland, it was time to go home. What a lovely few days it had been.

And now… only one more night of sleeping in my own bed and then: off to Copenhagen! ❤

 

 

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