It has been over a week since I have been in Limerick and I love it here. The students and people within the community have been very outgoing to myself, Reece, and Summer. As each day passes by I feel as if Limerick is becoming a second home to me. Currently, I have been getting a much better understanding of the area and the city of Limerick. I have found some great places to eat in town such as Boojum, Locke Bar, and Story’s place. And I also feel as if I am becoming much more social here too.
Moving onward, I wanted to talk about my journey to the Dingle Peinsula today with my good buddy Reece. To begin our day, Reece and I both woke up at 6:30am to grab a taxi down to the bus station. Once we arrived at the bus station for the tour bus, I got some breakfast. The bus was going to leave at 8am and it was supposed to return at 7:30pm. Ultimately, this was going to be a long, but fun day of touring around the county of Kerry. On the bus we drove to the town Killarney, and to the Dingle Peinsula. After two hours of driving, one of our first stops was at the beach near Killarney and it was breathtaking. I got off the bus and I was in awe of what I saw.
To begin, there was a low tide so Reece and I were able to walk out way past the end of the dock. We then just took in the amazing sight. It was truly a memorable moment as I saw these beautiful mountains with green hills right beside the sea. One thing, that not a lot of people know about me is that I love nature and the sea. Hearing the ocean is one of my favorite sounds in the world as it is very peaceful. As cliché as it is to say, it felt as if it was a very thankful/grateful moment for me. Here I am living in a foreign country, seeing beautiful sights, getting a great education, and being a mentor to others. What more could I ask for!
Reece and I took some photos together and we got back on the bus and our next stop was Killarney.After finishing up there we went to Killarney, where Reece got this Chocolate and Rasberry Donut. It was out of this world. I tried one bite and I was in awe about how good this donut really was. The town was lively and fun too but the donut really stuck with me even after we left the town. It was just that good! Anyway, after touring around Killarney for an hour we got back on the bus and we made two more stops. One was in front of this beautiful grassy fields which had sheep and other livestock on it and it was stunning. And our last stop was in front of this beautiful mountainous area that looked as if it was a walkway to paradise.
Overall, as Reece and I returned home from our trip we both agreed that today was a blast. I love sight seeing and being near the water and seeing mountainous views. Additionally, I loved seeing very green and grassy fields but most importantly I enjoyed hanging out with my roommate throughout the day as I had a blast with him.