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Today was the most refreshing, chill day of the whole tour! A bunch of us got up nice and early to go out to the Aran Islands. Not everyone who paid to go on this excursion ended up going, due to a pretty big night the night before... But they missed out!
We took an hour long bus ride out of Galway to the port where we caught a 45 minute ferry …
Today started off bright and early with the walking tour of Londonderry. We had the most incredible guide, Ronan, who was Buddhist, and therefore completely unbiased in regards to the troubles in Northern Ireland. We got to see all of the murals of the city, and learn so much about the conflicts. It was incredible just to think how recently these …
... off. áI tried to keep up, but gave up as I realized it was long gone. áEven the other tourist felt bad for us. Ugh!!! We were stuck on this island! áI could feel the island fever set in! áI wanted off this island! áNext ferry was 3 hours, I could only see myself drinking at a nearby pub to pass the time. I figured I would have to be okay with being stuck here, not like I could do anything about it as the ferry was by no way going to be flagged down now. áI felt like Tom Hanks, all ...
... But as she said, “Ah, nevermind. You'll be grand.”
And I was.
My first day in Galway I took a walk
along the Promonade (a walk along the shore which leads to a wall
people kick for good luck). I also wandered through town and ate
lunch at Sweet Pies, a place Jean and I had lovely tea in a cute
atmosphere. I went back home for a nap in preparation for my first
night at the pubs. I went to Tig Coilis, located ...
... times). I was even MORE THRILLED when the stereotypical charming and very good looking Irish man helped me get my luggage off the baggage claim belt, I was thinking that I could start getting used to this.
I then boarded the bus to Galway, after asking about ten people if I was in the right place. It was about an hour and a half trip (a half hour the Dean Martin’s greatest hits soundtrack was playing, so naturally I felt right at home since that ...