Kristen's October Update
Before I left on my trip, I shared some travel tips and now that I’ve returned home, I wanted to share how it went!
Day 1-3 - Galway, Ireland
We took a red-eye flight to Dublin and then immediately caught a train to Galway. We spent the next day and a half exploring and falling in love with the beautiful city. We had so many great meals and snacks and spent hours wandering around the streets.
The next day, we rented a car and drove to see an old Castle from the 1600s and the Cliffs of Moher. It was a beautiful day and as the clouds and rain broke, we got an amazing view of the Cliffs.
Day 4-7 - Dublin, Ireland
We took the train back to Dublin on our fourth day of the trip and were met with more great foods and charming pubs and streets. We saw a lot of the traditional Dublin sights like the Book of Kells and the Guinness Storehouse, but the best part was being in such a lovely city. We found everywhere we went had an area of welcoming and cozy feeling and we both loved it so much!
One of the coolest things we had the opportunity to do while in Dublin was to see the house where I studied abroad! It was an amazing mansion from the 19th century that is graciously being rented to Duquesne University to house their Duquesne in Dublin program. It is a stunning building and I was so excited to revisit where I spent my four months in Ireland. It was just as beautiful as I remember. ❤️
Day 7-14 - Switzerland
After flying to Switzerland, we spent a lot of our time with family, but still saw some awesome things. We went up to the Alps one day and again, were blessed with great weather. Being up that high really makes you feel like you are on top of the world. It is indescribably breathtaking.
We also got to visit several cool towns:
We got to visit with family up in their chalet. We had the best fondue of my life and some delicious homemade liquor made with locally distilled ingredients. We were even lucky enough to catch a few glimpses of the majestic Alps before a nasty storm rolled in.
Finally, I wanted to share some beautiful photos of a beautiful country. It was so wonderful to visit with all my family and to return to the country I lived in for four months. I am so thankful that I was able to take this trip and am so excited to start planning my next one!🙂
I hope you enjoyed hearing a little bit about our vacation and I hope to have more trips like this to share soon!