Ireland: Dingle Peninsula

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This is the second, and I think the better part, of my trip.

I can’t believe I’m just writing this post now. After returning from Ireland, I have been swamped with work. I have 9 final deadlines in university in November. So I am trying to survive and live one day at a time. Seeing these photos now makes me want to return to Ireland. It was so beautiful and calm there. Enjoy the photos.

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First of all, I stayed at the most beautiful guesthouse ever (Pax Guest House) and stayed in their best room. Just look at it, it was so bright, it had huge windows with a view to the sea and the hills, it had a balcony and it had a bathtub in a bathroom bigger than my room in Paris. And those breakfasts. I always love it when breakfast is from the menu, not just from the buffet. I ordered local smoked salmon on scrambled eggs. And omg, I almost forgot, they even had a DOG in the guesthouse that I could pet (obviously I miss my Tommi)! Can life get any better than that?

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Lovely little deets

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I needed that bath after 50km of cycling
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My own little make-up table
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View from the balcony
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Good morning!

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Breakfast time!
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Mmm, local smoked salmon
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Strawberry pancakes
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All the little goodies

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Common areas

Dingle town is a cute little village in the centre of the peninsula. It’s quite popular among tourists, especially among American tourists who make up about 80% of the tourists there. The thing is that all the Americans come there to ‘search for their European roots’. It’s quite funny. Many restaurants even accept American dollars. Luckily, since we visited in the end of October, it wasn’t crowded at all and the locals said that now is the time that local Dingle people come out to hang out in the pubs again. During the summer it’s only tourists who sit in the bars and restaurants.

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Hilly roads
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Colourful buildings
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Cute little shops
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And cats in the shops
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Chart house restaurant
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Fresh seafood chowder
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Yum scallops <3
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Sunset over Dingle

The best way to get around the Dingle peninsula is to ask for your B&B to organise a trip for you. The tours online could be quite pricey, however, locals know some people who do this kind of a business and can get a better tour for you. We had the tour guide all for ourselves, she picked us up from the B&B and dropped us off later as well. She drove us around for 3 hours and gave us all the little details of the sights and answered my endless questions about local life. All that for 25€ per person!

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Beautiful views from the car window
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Old castle ruins
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Omg, I FOUND A CAT.
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Winding roads

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For the people who have died at the sea
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The westernmost point
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Sleeping giant

My most favourite place was Dunquin, a spectacular harbour which I had seen on some famous pictures and I was convinced that I have to witness it with my own eyes once I visit it. It was just so beautiful. And there were no other people around. Only thing you heard was wind, seagulls and water hitting against the rocks. One of the favourite places I have ever visited.

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Beautiful greenish-blue water
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The famous rock and the winding road down to the harbour

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<3

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In love with this place

I will finish this post with one of my favourite things about Dingle – FRESH SEAFOOD. Gosh, the area is famous for the freshest seafood and even though seafood is not my fav food in the world, it was so yummy. I had scallops, chowder, salmon, pure crab meat and shrimps. So-so yummy. A must when you go to the area.

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Little fishing village
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Seafood themed restaurants
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Fresh shrimp and crab meat sandwich
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Yum

All in all, this was such an AMAZING trip. However, the weather was ridiculously nice so don’t be mad at me when it won’t be so nice when you visit. 😀 Wish me good luck with exams!

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K.

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