Venturing out of Dublin into the smaller towns of Ireland was the best decision I made while being there. Since my cousin’s home was so close to the Hueston train station, it was really convenient to hop on the train and travel to the different little cities. One of the weekends I was there, we both traveled to Galway, which is the cultural heart of Ireland. It is in slow paced cities such as Galway, you experience the real Irish culture. Bustling with tourists, Galway is a hub for great food and music.
As soon as we reached Galway which took us about three hours, I could see musicians in every corner of the cobble stone streets. Curiously walking down the streets of Latin Quarter I enjoyed watching the rainbows across the bridges of the river Corrib. The river seemed to be flowing with very strong currents and the weather felt like it was perfect just for us. There was a little farmers market we walked into which was full of artifacts, fresh fruits and flowers. Everything there reflected the small town vibe which made me feel that Galway was my kind of town. I remember enjoying conversations and laughter with my lovely cousin who made time to get out of Dublin for me.
I was so much in awe of the city as I spend more and more time there. We spend lots of time lounging by the park in the perfectly sunny weather. Another thing I loved in Galway was the food. I really relished the delicious food there and I would definitely recommend The Kitchen, Pasta Factory and Dough Pizza. The food seemed so fresh and well cooked at every restaurant we ate. We enjoyed strolling by the bay area, cathedral and river walk together. As the season was changing into autumn, the leaves were changing their beautiful colors. We stayed in Galway overnight and our bed and breakfast owner was so very generous to let us early check in and late checkout.
My memory of Galway that I vividly remember is laughing a lot and spending memorable time with my cousin. Those are the best kind of memories. Have you recently traveled to a place which has given you memorable times! Please share, I would love to read!