Thursday, March 20, 2008

Aran Islands

YEAH! Tomorrow is going to be our first excursion since we moved to Ireland -- Aran Islands.

There are 4 days holidays ahead of us and we can't just stay in Dublin doing nothing. However, getting around in Ireland is quite different from getting around in France. One of the few things I do appreciate about France is -- good train system. In France, no matter how small the village is, there must be a train station that provides service to Paris = the rest of the world (at least that's what matters to them).

But in Ireland...a country where farmers had to hitchhike to go to the town 15 years seems to be that the transport development hasn't yet quite caught up with the whole Celtic Tiger thing and I am not going to go into the topic of the horrible traffic in Dublin now.

The result is: apart from staying in the cities, wherever you go, you need a car. (There is actually still some reserve about the statement I have just made above, since sometimes it is quite difficult to get around by public transport even inside the city, again, I won't go there now).

So we figure the only way to explore the beautiful legendary countryside of Ireland WITHOUT the involvement of a car will probably be going to Aran Islands. The reason is simple. You don't need a car coz the island is on the sea!!!

Here it is...

Agrandir le plan

Apart from the fact that the island won't involve the use of car, you can't deny it is such a wonderful place to be though, look at that!

One more great thing about this trip is, I can probably get to visit two LYSs!!! The Yarn in Galway and the really really local YS on the island. I heard they sell local spun yarn.

Will report back after the trip, Happy Easter!