A chronicle of Alison and Ron's trip around the world in 2009-2010.


"Not all those who wander are lost"
- Tolkien

Monday, June 8, 2009

Traveling in Ireland

Ireland is probably best suited for those on a well funded 1-2 week vacation. Where you can rent a car, tour the countryside or pay for the full air conditioned tour to all the sites. The Irish are a friendly folk, and if you are social with a taste for beer or even better an all-out alcoholic bent, you will fit right in. Everything is expensive, however, the rooms, the food, and even the beer runs you $6.50 a pint with few specials or deals to be had in the busy summer season.

Ireland is not exactly independent traveler friendly. A dorm bed in a hostel was quoted at 32 euro a bed on the weekends making a 35 euro (or $50) daily budget virtually impossible. There are decent city on the and intra-city buses but you won’t find visiting out-of-the-way sites cheap or easy unless you are willing to hitchhike. Another option is renting a bicycle to head out on the countryside which would have been our next activity if we stayed longer.

1 comments:

Pooja June 22, 2009 at 11:29 AM  

I am surely going to visit Ireland soon as it is one of the beautiful place on earth. I would plan going only for a week. Will surely visit all the important attractions. For more details refer Ireland Travel

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