After visiting Glasgow and Edinburgh, we said goodbye to Scotland and started our journey towards Dublin, Ireland. Our hostel, the Barnacles Temple Bar, allowed bands and musicians to stay for free if they agree to play a set for the people in the lounge.
On our very first day in Dublin, the weather was a bit cold and rainy, but we managed to book a three hour guided tour of Dublin. Our tour guide who was a local college student gave us a nice and informative walking tour of the city. We stopped by Dublin Castle, Trinity College, and Temple bar. He insisted that we must visit Cliffs of Moher if we wanted to explore the best sights this country had to offer.
The next day, we caught a bus out of Dublin at 6:45 am and arrived in Galway at around 10.00 am. After an hour long tour of Galway, we did another 2 hour tour through the surrounding countryside. Fortunately our bus driver was quite a knowledgeable storyteller. He shared some amazing stories along the way as drove past a number of castle ruins and towers. We also stopped by a 3000 years old tomb which actually predates the pyramids. Before heading to the cliffs, we made our last stop in a small town called Doolin.
Once we reached the Cliffs of Moher, we walked along the edges for hours. Time stood still as we witnessed the magnificent panoramic views with the blue ocean alongside 700 feet tall green grass covered cliffs. While we were enjoying the spectacular view, a street performer beautifully played the harp and made the entire ambiance even more memorable. At many places, the cliffs are literally vertical with raw edges. If you are not scared of heights, you can either look down from the edge or simply sit there dangling your feet over the cliffs. It’s both thrilling and scary at the same time.