One of the best parts of going to Dublin so often, is that from there I get to explore more – Irish – cities. Dublin is great but it’s just a very small part of Ireland and the more I go there, the more I realise that I have seen so little of the country. Ireland has some gorgeous nature to fawn over, but also some cozy little cities. I would almost say hidden gems, but thanks to Ed Sheeran a lot of people – myself included to be honest – now know this city. Being so close to it I just had to see it for myself. So my sister and I jumped on the bus on the way to Galway.
Galway isn’t superbig. It’s actually really small, but it’s perfect to just stroll, sit back and have a nice cup of coffee. Or a pint of Guinness of course.
With its cute streets and gorgeous houses – also how good are they at branding, I was literally in design heaven – you also have the authentic Irish feeling. Which might be what I’m missing in Dublin, don’t get me wrong, I love the city but it’s the capital. Galway is relaxed, beautiful and really Irish. Outside the city there’s not much to see and the museum wasn’t quite interesting – I love museums but usually lose interest after 30 minutes. So I might be biased – but it’s the perfect stop while roadtripping. I honestly would love to do that in the future. Still on my list is Cork, the cliffs of Moher – duh – and Connemara. Which isn’t far at all from Galway and that one is gorgeous as well. So I’d definitely go back and enjoy some food, some music in the streets and have nice stay in one of their B&B’s. Hope to see you soon Galway!
Food For Thought – for a huge cup of soy latte and a vegan scone.
Finnegans – for a lasagna with fries. Yes. This country understands me so well. Also have a pint of Galway Hooker. I don’t like beer usually but that and Smitwick’s are just so good.
The statue of Oscar Wilde and Eduard Vilde – funny Instagram caption optional.
Docks – to sit, relax and breathe in the fresh air.
I would also recommend to go by bus if you’re leaving from Dublin. I paid €15 return, there’s one every hour and it’s way quicker than by car.