1/2: Exploring West of Ireland

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FOREWARNING: THIS POST CONTAINS LOADS OF PICTURES. ENJOY!

FOREWARNING 2: THIS POST IS WAY WAY OVERDUE.

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In the streets of Dublin

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lovers in autumn Wandering around the Dublin is more like a hobby to me now. Aside from going to the shops, I enjoy seeing tourists, locals and everyone passing by as it gives me a sense of mystery– like these different people have their own stories to tell.

Sneak Peek: 2-day West of Ireland Tour

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We had a blast weekend! Agatha and I had our very first tour of Ireland (outside of Dublin). We booked it online with Healy Tours for only €90 each. That price is cheap considering it covered a two-day trip and an overnight accommodation.

From our traipsing, I got around 700 pictures. I know that’s a lot but that includes photos of garbage bins, blurred captures, and everything else that I still need to sort. So for now, here’s a peep of the fun we had in Galway and County Clare.

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At the windy Cliffs of Moher

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Kylemore Abbey

That Thing Called Garda

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It’s immigration day! We had to wake up early to see the bureau. I set the alarm 3:30am but I woke up about 13mins late. Good thing Agatha woke up early (as she always does), and she right away prepared our breakfast and lunch packs for the day.

At 4:58am, we reached Burgh Quay /ˈbʌrə kiː/ by a taxi, which our lovely host Una prebooked that night. I was 11th in the queue. That’s good a news, I thought. What disturbed us a lot, however, was the very cold dawn weather. I have three layers on for my top and two layers for my bottoms, equipped with gloves and scarf and bonnet but that was not enough. The icy cold wind was penetrating. Sitting on the equally ice cold pavement made me feel more freezing. So, after just a few minutes of sitting, I was standing and swinging in place while waiting for the office to open.

 

10:04 am, I’m done and I have my registration complete. And we’re off to run some errands and roam around the city.