Monday, April 17, 2017

Cork, Ireland

Cork, Ireland was one of our first stops in Europe. We only spent four days here, but because it was so small and not yet a big tourist site we were able to complete everything!
The center of the town was just a 5-10 minute walk from our place. On the first day we walked down and explored. One great way to see the town is to take a double decker bus, sit on the top floor and drive around aimlessly. What I enjoyed most was people watching and observing the difference in culture. It seemed like such a quiet little town, but on our last day everyone was out and about with their families for the weekend. It was nice spending a relaxing day walking through the streets, listening to live music, watching people perform, and realizing how much talent is in such a small town.
You will have to set aside the whole day for this because its not only the Blarney Castle you get to see. Inside the grounds are the Poison Garden, the wishing steps, the witch's kitchen and other fun activities. For classic Irish Coffee we stopped by Blarney village Pub after our visit to the Castle.
Visiting the Cliffs of Moher was anything but boring. We rented a car to drive up instead of going on a tour bus and watching my sister drive on the other side of the road was pretty exciting. The trip to our destination was so beautiful, it really makes you appreciate mother nature.
When we got there the wind was so strong I literally almost blew away. I highly recommend bringing a wind breaker and wearing sunglasses or you will get pebbles flying towards your face. The scenery was absolutely breathtaking and the cliffs go for miles.
 After a long day at the Cliffs of Moher we went to a pub called Reardons. You can order a pizza and pitcher for only $20. The vibe is fun and after you eat you can walk to the other side where there is a DJ and dancing.

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