Galway and the Cliffs of Moher

Trip Start Apr 05, 2010
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Trip End Aug 30, 2010


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Flag of Ireland  , Western Ireland,
Sunday, April 11, 2010

After a tiring trip across the county, a two hour train ride, we arrived in Galway City. The city green was full of families, students, proformers, and of course the travels with their large bags. We desided to stay in a modern Irish hostel, Kinlay House. This decision was made easily due to the proximity of the hostel and the falling out of our couch surfing plans. So we picked up our bags and checked into our first hostel. We were the only ones in the room filled with four bunk beds.
After picking beds we were off to explore the city. This means we walk around avoiding large groups of people until we feel like we are going in the "right" direction. That day our inner compus brought us to the bay. There was a large grass park with a lovely boardwalk that went out to the light house. It is said that there is no lovely a thing in Ireland as a sunset over the Galway Bay. Which we would have seen had we not had two Guiness at that point and wanted to go to bed.
Returning back at the hostel we found ourroom had been completely filled with three Aussie girls and three Canadian boys. The boys were already out drinking and the girls were getting ready to meet them. We on the other hand were ready for bed at eight. Recap: we are in Ireland, it was a Friday night, we were sharing a room with six other people all wanting to or were well on their way to getting drunk... It was a long night.
After waking for the fourth time we were off to catch our bus tour. While everything here seems to be smaller the buses remain the same. Huge. So huge that we had to stop, reverse, or miniver around all opposite flowing traffic. The drive through the Barren was breathtaking. A beautiful blend of lime stone hills, green pastures, and blue beach front. The cliffs looked amazing on the drive but nothing prepared us for the view once we stepped up to the edge.
The cliffs are five miles long and 625 feet high. The weather enabled us to see them in all their glory. We took an embarrassing amount of pictures, which we are trying to post. It was simply beautiful, moving. Conclusion: it is hard to but into words how beautiful an experience the whole day was.
Now we are back in Dublin with Geoffrey, the best host ever, and we are off to Prague tuesday morning!
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