My favorite part of the weekend had to have been the bus trip we took on Sunday to the Cliffs of Moher. We left Dublin at 7am, stopped for a walking tour of Galway, made a few more stops at some castles and ruins along the countryside, and ended up at the Cliffs of Moher (where Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince and The Princess Bride were filmed). There were so many cows, sheep, and horses all along the land and everything was so green and just beautiful. I spent the entire bus ride with my nose pressed against the glass, trying to take in everything I was seeing. I had no idea Ireland was that beautiful, and I'm already dreaming of going back and spending even more time in the country.
And what else can make a trip a success than absolutely delicious food? For dinner on our first night in Dublin, I had a steak pie and it was so yummy. The dish was warm, savory, and my stomach was one bundle of joy when the meal was over. Then, for dessert, we stopped by a crepe store called Half Moon Crepes and my friend and I split the marshmallow crepe, which had nutella, marshmallow, and vanilla ice cream. It was huge and oh-so-delicious. So after a filling authentic Irish dinner and crepe dessert, I was definitely happy with the food selection Dublin had to offer.
Last, but definitely not least, I had to make sure I had some good old Fish and Chips while I was in Ireland. There's an Irish Pub by my house where I always buy Fish and Chips from, so I wanted to have an authentic Irish version to compare. Of course, I completely loved it and thought the one I got in Dublin was even better than the one from home. Did I mention that this makes it four times I've gotten Fish and Chips since I've been abroad? Haha, you could say it's my favorite food :) My last meal in Dublin was the perfect way to end off an incredible weekend that I will never forget.
Being abroad has been so amazing and I could not be more thankful for this experience. I've been able to do so much in London and now that I've visited Ireland, I can't wait to see what else the world has to offer. I'm off to the Harry Potter London Studio Tour on Friday and I am over the moon excited. I'm eagerly counting down the days, minutes, seconds, until I get to have yet another life changing experience on this trip. See you at Hogwarts!