Yesterday was a really amazing day. We explored the Cliffs of Moher and the city of Galway. I have seen the Cliffs of Moher on people’s social media and have always wondered what it looked like in real life. It is beautiful. Now I understand why people always post about it! Obviously, we are tourists when visiting Ireland. Tourism Ireland is an organization that tries to attract people around the world, like us, to come visit Ireland. The Cliffs of Moher is a very popular tourist site in Ireland; in 2017, over 1.5 million people visited them. When we were at the Cliffs yesterday, it was apparent that we stood out. There was a big group of us that were constantly taking pictures, which made it obvious that we are not from Ireland. Although we did look like we were not from there, that did not stop us from taking many pictures because it is that beautiful. Galway is a very touristy and populated area. We were all constantly bumping into each other by accident because of how crowded it was. It was so lively and friendly though, which made the crowdedness not so bad.
I would definitely recommend that people should visit Ireland. I have never traveled to Ireland before and I feel that it is an eye-opening experience to learn more about this country. Yesterday when we were leaving the Cliffs of Moher, our bus driver was showing us little villages nearby. He would slow down so we all got to take a look at them. I have never seen anything like it before. That is just one small example of how Ireland’s beauty has surprised me on this trip so far. Everything we have done has allowed us to learn more about the culture of Ireland, mostly about Dublin, such as going on site visits, eating at restaurants, and visiting the Cliffs of Moher and Galway.
If I had another week in Ireland, I would explore more of the country, outside of Dublin. I would travel to other cities such as Galway and Cork. I know we visited Galway yesterday, but we only had a short period of time to explore so I would like to spend more time there. I would also like to visit more churches in Ireland because we walk past so many but never actually go in them. I also would like to go to the Dublin Zoo and other various places that are popular in Ireland. But, I would want to go where not many tourists go to see more of what Ireland is really like!