Wanderlust: Dublin, Ireland 05/01/14

Today we did a tour down to the Cliffs of Moher and the view was spectacular. It was so windy up there though that the wind would almost blow us away!
cliffs of moherWe were very tired because we had stayed up late last night talking to our new roommate Gerard and Damien who were from Belfast in Northern Ireland.  They had such thick accents, I could barely understand what they were saying but they invited us into their homes in Belfast and to show us around if we come to visit.
Explaining how beautiful the North is compared to the city areas and how most people speak Gaelic (local tongue) in the North.

We might actually take them up on that offer especially how Caitlan told me today that she only has $600 Australian dollars left and $300 Euro left for the remainder of the trip. I think it’s probably harder travelling with friends for this very reason.. Money.cliffs with caitlan

Next trip I take I’ll do it by myself, not that I’m not enjoying travelling with Caitlan, we’ve had no problems at all. I just think I’d prefer alone, like I do with most things in my life. And that way I don’t have to worry about anyone but myself (selfish I know).

The countryside of Ireland is the most incredible place, the old cottages and stone cobbled walls keeping the horses, cattle and sheep in feels like home to me and warms my heart.  It was so green too and had “fairy rings” scattered throughout the land along with buildings dating back older than the pyramids where people lived.

It was incredible walking around these places with that knowledge in mind, especially one of the church graveyards.  There’s something about walking around graves that puts everything into perspective. Especially seeing how young some of these people were.

It was raining like hell today at one point but I loved it. I love the smell and feel of the rain, it has always made me happy.  There was a moment when I was listening to the Irish music the driver was playing, watching the farming countryside roll by that I just felt such joy and I never wanted that moment to end.
I’m doing this tour horse back riding and I can’t wait to feel that way again

Wcliffs castlee also went to the Leprechaun museum which was so much fun, the tour guide was so entertaining and told stories of fairies and Leprechauns.  That night we went back to be part of an interactive play of the ‘dark side’ of the stories and that was amazing and so well acted. We also has a down day where we just went to the movies and saw “The Secret Life of Walter Mitty” and it turned out to be one of the best movies I have ever seen and I can’t wait to watch it again. It was perfect for our travelling journey. Ireland makes me so happy and I am grateful that we are staying here for two more weeks to explore it and immerse ourselves in it.

I have never felt more alive and there are so many things I want to do now and I’m not afraid to do them anymore because of this trip. I finally feel alive and free.cliffs

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