Ireland

County Kerry, Ireland, was easily another highlight of my trip so far. Of course I’m slightly biased, as we do share almost the same name, but it was really the beyond-beautiful scenery and perfect hospitality of the people there that made it a favorite.

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After a few days in Dublin we set out to see the real Ireland. I’d heard that the truly beautiful Irish scenery doesn’t begin until you reach the west side of the country and I found this to be true; if I were to do Ireland over again I’m not sure I’d even stop in Dublin, but might instead immediately rent a car and head for the hills!

This rental go-round we were lucky enough to get this little guy, pictured below. It didn’t have quite the same pickup as the VW we had in Scotland, but was an absolute dream when maneuvering between tight spaces and tour buses!! (= priceless)

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After the excitement of London and beauty of Edinburgh, visiting the capital city of Ireland was a different experience altogether.

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