I’m very sorry, but as none of you have offered sponsoring a long weekend to Missouri (yet), I sometimes need a little time to come up with fresh and new topics. Time to dig up an old themed Tuesday: the travel blog. Last summer, miss Missouri and I decided to from the Netherlands to the US via Ireland. This isn’t that weird, as Aer Lingus has a lay-over at Dublin and reasonable prices to the States. We just extended the lay-over for a few days.
Summer in Holland had been rainy and miserable, quite frankly. It’s March now, and I’ve had better weather this week than I’ve seen all July. In that perspective, Ireland wasn’t the best getaway. The skies were gray, it was raining about half of the time and even when it was sunny, you still had to wear a sweatshirt. The vacation itself was lovely, but aside from the cuteness that has no place in this blog, Ireland wasn’t all that great. Yes, I said that. We took a tour around the country, starting in Dublin, taking the train to Cork and from there took a bus tour. The bus drove us to the Cliffs of Moher (impressive), one castle ruin (well, it’s a castle ruin), one stronghold that was not a ruin (yet) and quite some public bathrooms. Seeing the Cliffs of Moher was by far the most impressive part. The one thing that keeps coming to mind however, is how Ireland is painted in two colors: green and grey. Green grass, covered in grey stones and finished with a touch of grey sky. I also liked walking around in Cork and Dublin, but neither came close to my favorite cities.
To be fair, before you think you should burn all your plans of going to Ireland, we didn’t get to see Galway (supposedly the most beautiful city) and as it felt like a lay-over, I had Missouri on my mind.
Are you glad I waited with this one until St. Patrick’s Day was over?
What country do you want to visit some day?