Sleepzone @ The Connemara Hostel
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We were up early and had a nice breakfast at our hotel before heading out to see the Connemara region. It was a little rainy when we set out and the forecast called for rain all morning and likely in the afternoon as well. The clouds made the landscape look really nice, but it didn't photograph well. It's such a different area from the rest of Ireland. It was very rocky and there were little lakes and ponds everywhere. We had a nice drive up ...
This weekend may be our last chance to take a big trip in Ireland. The tourism really dies down in November and doesn't pick up again until March, so places are starting to shut down for the offseason and the days are definitely getting short. We have wanted to see more of County Galway, so we decided to visit it this weekend. It took 4.5 hours to drive here from Kinsale. Luckily we ...
... when we walked in. I suddenly understood that visitors to the island are a rarity. After several 2€ pints with Pat and Tony, the men came over (presumably to check out the city slickers). We showed them the picture and they regaled us with stories of the house and the land.
The next morning we woke up at dawn to roosters crowing. When we pulled open the shade, we were amazed at the landscape. Green, hilly, rocky, foggy. It was so ...
... course, we were also planning to do some hiking so we had our really big rain jackets, too.
In a cultural sense, Ireland was fairly surprising. Irishisms (can you believe that word doesn't create any sort of stir with the Word spellchecker?) are so prevalent the world over - Irish pubs, St. Patrick's Day, leprechauns, potatoes, shaved head/track suit combos, more Irish pubs, green boxer shorts - that I've always felt like I had a pretty good handle on things. But ...
... that we are thinking of going more north. We have to be in Chiang Kong on the Laos border on the 16th as we are taking the slow boat to Luang Prabang in Laos on the 17th. I must say we have cheated a bit here, we are taking a more luxury boat than the normal slowboats, but very much looking forward to that part. After staying in Luang Prabang for 4 or 5 days the idea is to go overland to Sapa in Vietnam, how I do not know yet but we'll see. We will stay in sapa ...