Today while studying abroad, we took the time to have a cultural experience. This was accomplished by visiting the Cliffs of Moher. The cliffs are a massive natural landmark overlooking the Atlantic Ocean. This was probably the thing that resonated with me the most, the natural aspect. Ireland has a lot of beautiful scenery, but it doesn’t get much more impressive than the cliffs themselves.
If someone is wondering, “should I take a trip to Ireland?”, I would say that the answer is a definite yes. As mentioned previously, Ireland has some views that cannot be beat. However, Ireland also has a rich historical background. If you like art, they have a museum for that. If you like unique old architecture/buildings, Ireland is riddled with it. And if you like alcohol, Dublin specifically can offer some amazing tours and taste testing experiences. Ireland offers many things that should cover basically everything you could be looking for in a vacation, especially if you want it to be a memorable one.
If I personally came to Ireland as a tourist and not a student, I would probably spend more time exploring the country side. Don’t get me wrong, Dublin is a very cool place, but I think it is really fascinating to see how rural people live their lives, and I think it would be a great experience conversing with and getting to know people in a small town. I also think this would offer more of an authentic Irish experience, as opposed to something that panders to tourists like many parts of Dublin do.