” May the best day of your past be the worst day of your future.” -Irish Blessing
As my solo trip comes to an end in Ireland, I leave the Cliffs of Moher with a heavy heart. Looking to the future, I still have England and Prague to discover but I will make the best of my last day in Ireland.
The drive through Co. Clare onto Co. Shannon was peaceful and rejuvenating. Part of the journey was on primary roads and the other half was on the highway which made for good scenery and I was able to turn on the radio and have a relaxing drive.
Ireland was a whirl wind adventure and I wouldn’t trade it for the world. Here are a few things I learned on this journey.
- When driving look Left before you turn.
- Don’t over plan and go with the flow. There are B and B’s everywhere!
- Stop and talk to people. They will be more than happy to help you, tell stories and learn more about where you are from
- Be flexible with your plans. The weather can change at the drop of a hat and flight delays are likely.
- Bring rain gear, you will need it and if not at least you were prepared.
- Just take your time.
- Take a change purse because you will get mostly coins instead of bills back in change.
- See local music in a pub.
- Get off the beaten path.
- Rent a GPS or get a data plan where you can use your phone as a GPS
- Stay in a castle, it will be worth every penny.
- Go to a National Park
- Get up early no matter how hungover you are to be the first tourist at a site.
- If traveling alone, take lots of selfies. You will be glad you did even if you hate selfies.