Usually I condemn organized touristy trips and prefer to explore things on my own. However, I have to admit that sometimes it’s just more convenient or – like in our case – it’s less time consuming. So, when a close friend of mine visited me in Cork, we planned on going to the Cliffs of Moher together with some of my Erasmus friends. She only had the weekend off, so we decided to go with Paddywagon – an Irish tourist agency
During my time in Ireland I got used to sleeping in till eight or nine but for a change we had to get up pretty early to catch the bright green bus. Our bus driver, who was also our guide, appeared to be a typical Irish guy (probably because he was ginger) and made my day with his dry sense of humor. He brightened up the three-hour ride with some anecdotes or just by forgetting to turn the microphone off.
Every tourist’s Wet dream
After a short break in Limerick we eventually arrived at the Cliffs of Moher around noon. You see so many pictures of this place before you go there but nonetheless, it still takes your breath away. Standing there on the edge of the cliffs and taking in all this this dramatic scenery. Turquoise blue water that crashes against the two-hundred-meter-high stone-walls makes you stand there and watch it for hours.
Of course, I had to expose the photo-nerd in me and so I took a couple of shots using my tripod and changed lenses almost every minute. My companions probably felt uncomfortable with me taking hundreds of pictures like a maniac but at least they pretended to be fine with it. Anyway, while strolling along the marvelous edge of the cliffs, the time passed really quickly. So even though I could have spent the rest of the day there we had to go back to bus after about an hour and a half.
the little sister of the cliffs
After having lunch, we again passed some really narrow roads – thank god I didn’t have to drive the bus - to get to our next stop: the Burren. This is a region north of the Cliffs of Moher that is dominated by karst landscape. We got off at the so called “Baby Cliffs” which immediately amazed me with it’s rough atmosphere.