Killarney is Ireland's Banff
Trip Start Jul 07, 2008
22Trip End Aug 14, 2008
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home. I saw friends that I had already met and even the
receptionist recognized me.
This morning, I crossed Ireland in a bus (wanted the train but it was 3
times the price!!) to Killarney. It's a city close to Tralee
(where my first long hike- Dingle Way begins). A German man and
his older son assured me that I was fit for my hike- he said I had
strong boots and legs!! He also told me I would meet the nice
Irish people here. Boy was he right!!!
My hostel is amazing. The dorm room is cramped but I met 2 nice
travellers. The receptionist even did my laundry (for a small fee
but still half the price of laundry in Dublin). When I was
walking to the tourist office, I looked at a map and a local approached
me to ask me where I was going and gave me directions.
Killarney feels like Banff. There are mountains and hikes nearby
and it is full of tourists and shops. But they all dress like
me!! I thought people were friendly in dublin but here they're
100 times more!
Anyway, in case you wanted to know my plans. I think that
tomorrow I'll check into a campground and prepare for my Dingle
way. I need to test my tent, get fuel etc.... Then on
Saturday, I want to head to Tralee. I may camp there a night and
then the next day begin my adventures. I still have not found a
buddy to join me so It'll be solo but who knows. Also, they're
gonna let me store a bag of UNNECESSARY stuff here at the
hostel... this way I can lighten my load and leave my city
clothes and books.
I think I could stay here in Killarney for a while...