Irish Music is Great
Trip Start Dec 26, 2005
289Trip End Jan 25, 2009
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I can't believe I'm approaching the half way point of my trip RTW. How time flies. But I sure am looking forward to getting to Perth now. I do hope this visit back home re-juvenates my desire to continue travelling because I'm losing interest. Maybe I should get to my preferred countries (Spain, Portugal and Peru) asap. I've since learnt that I prefer the radically different countries to Australia (bar China perhaps???)... I feel awkward travelling alone in Western countries such as Ireland (but love the anonymity so it doesn't really matter). It's just not the same as travelling through Thailand. My dorm room is testament to that... it is empty bar 1 other. Maybe young backpackers have become quite astute in bypassing those countries that are extremely pricey and/or hold little interest for them?
But I am enjoying most aspects of Ireland..
This morning, I spent 5 hours driving around the Ring of Kerry. Whilst beautiful in parts, I sure have done better drives (south Island of NZ being a prime example). The drive I did today didn't really have much for the tourist except the National Park which was ordinary by world standards. The interior of the ring is rocky. I passed through many towns - very small, narrow streets which makes driving hazardous. The driving was slow as well... the roads were littered with other travellers. It's a long weekend here so that didn't help.
So here I am... I'm a bit bored this afternoon so may go out for another round of Murphys before heading back to Cork tomorrow night. Cork is the best town for w/end entertainment, bar Dublin and Belfast. I don't really want to go back but will for the nightlife. After Cork, I will return to the west coast (maybe Limerick and Galway). The days are ticking by quickly... so I want to make the most of my short time here in Ireland. At this stage, I doubt I will go out of my way to return.