best. AIRBNB. ever.
It was quite hard to leave the marvelous scenery, bust as it slowly started to get dark, we eventually set out for our accommodation in Cooraclare. We booked this particular Airbnb solely because of the location and the price – no one took a closer look beforehand. However out lucky streak was yet again meant to last.
First of all, our host was so kind to pick us up and take us to the house- yes, a fucking house- which we had all to ourselves. It was located at a beautiful quiet spot in the middle of nowhere with a view over the forests and a nice garden around it. Anyway, it eventually took our breath away as soon as we entered it: the corridor decorated with a massive chandelier, a huge living room with a fireplace and a modern American kitchen, including everything you’ll ever need for cooking. Three luxurious bathrooms with four spacious bedrooms rounded this fancy house off.
The best thing about it: each of us paid only 20 bucks for the night. We celebrated this epic discovery with a lush dinner and treated ourselves with some beers afterwards. Our host also provided us with homemade bread for breakfast and a herd of cattle greeted us in front of the house in the morning. One of my friends turned out to be a “cow whisperer” and attracted almost thirty cows by imitating their mating call (or whatever that was.) #carlproved
in love with dingle
Being thoroughly relaxed after a night in the septic accommodation, we were ready for the Dingle Peninsula. To get there, we have to take the car ferry across the River Shannon, which was also quite exciting. However, people had already told me how a beautiful Dingle was supposed to be. Still, I didn’t expect it to be the Cliffs of Moher at sunset or the Giant’s Causeway. Especially the area around Slea Head – the tip of the peninsula- found its way straight into my heart. Harsh but unique rock formations in between which are surrounded by the deep blue Atlantic Ocean.
We hiked to Dunmore Head, where we spent almost an hour chilling on the rocks with a view of the Blasket Island in front of us. There aren’t many places that make me so calm and relaxed like this particular one – it’s light charging your inner batteries. Some of us Derek to dip into the icy water, but not for a long time, as you might imagine.
Afterwards we visited the picturesque Town of Dingle which is home to presumably the best ice cream of Ireland (Gin flavored ice cream!) Time flies- particularly when you find your favorite spot in the whole country-and thus we soon had to return a car to Cork, where we finished our incredible trip.