Daily Wanderlust: Galway, Ireland

Written by on March 17, 2012 in Daily Wanderlust, Escapes - 6 Comments

Exactly two years ago, I was sitting in a bed, hungover and in a fight with my liver after meeting Abbey, of A Chick With Baggage, in Dublin.

For four days, we took on Ireland, hitting the Jameson Distillery, Guinness factory and pretending we owned Temple Bar. The day before St. Patrick’s Day, we, along with two of her friends, drove her tiny car across the country to Galway, where Abbey was living.

To celebrate St. Patrick’s Day IN Ireland … what an experience!

Here, Galway surrenders to the twilight of evening, the day after celebrating St. Patrick.

About the Author

Diana Edelman is a travel writer and expat currently residing in Chiang Mai, Thailand. In 2010 she quit her job in PR to go on a solo backpacking adventure and tackle her 30-Life-Crisis. After seven months abroad, journeying throughout Europe and Africa, she returned to America and relocated to Las Vegas. Following a year-long stint back in PR, she once again quit her job to follow her dreams; this time her journey took her to the elephants and Elephant Nature Park where she is involved with raising awareness about responsible elephant tourism. Recently, Diana was named a finalist in the Destinology Travel Bloggy Awards for travel writing. She has been a regular contributor to Viator and recently served as the Las Vegas contributor for OneTravel.com and CheapOair.com. Her work has appeared in print and online, including The Huffington Post, Matador Network, Travel + Escape, Vegas Seven, World Nomads and more.

6 Comments on "Daily Wanderlust: Galway, Ireland"

  1. Andi of My Beautiful Adventures March 18, 2012 at 9:20 am · Reply

    I bet that was an incredible experience!

    • Diana March 18, 2012 at 6:25 pm · Reply

      Oh yeah!! Definitely fun and memorable!

  2. Christy March 18, 2012 at 2:40 pm · Reply

    I was just thinking how fun it would be to spend St. Patty’s Day in Ireland. I think I’m adding that one to the bucket list now. Lovely photo!

    • Diana March 18, 2012 at 6:25 pm · Reply

      It was definitely fun! And seriously hard on my body. I remember the final night in Ireland, I was BEAT, barley had a voice and was asleep by 8 p.m.

  3. hitchhiker42 May 10, 2012 at 4:00 pm · Reply

    Oh, you were on William Street standing in front of Galway Camera. That’s a pretty good store by the way. Did you see the statue of Oscar Wilde sitting in front of Lazlo Jewellers? He is sitting on a bench with Eduard Wilde, an Estonian writer. I think Galway is sister-cities with Tartu, Estonia. (I’ve never heard of it either.)

    Galway is a really nice town. I can recommend a couple restaurants: Eastern Tandoori on Bridge Street and Thai Garden over by Spanish Arch.

    • Diana May 11, 2012 at 5:00 pm · Reply

      Thanks for the tips! I don’t remember everything I saw there … but the statue sounds familiar!

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