As you have probably guessed now, I love nothing more than to travel and see the world we live in. Ever since I was a little 6-weeks-old I travelled to Ireland with my grandparents to visit their family. It has been a different experience every time, especially when I compare how different it was when I was below a teenager to now being above 20-years-old. You see things with a different perspective as you get older, and I noticed this time more than ever before just how beautiful Ireland is.
June 5-8th I went to Cork with my other half and my grandparents and I was blown away by the scenery, just like I usually am every time I go back. It’s so fresh in Ireland and the accents are adorable. The usual procedures of my trip took place – check in to a lush hotel, visit loads of houses, eat lots of food, drink lots of tea and eat more food. And just when you THINK you’re full up, you visit another house and you get offered a lot more food and huge pot of tea. I mean, coming from me this is an amazing thing. I am a huge tea fan, so I could never say no to another. But by the end of the trip I think I was fully satisfied.
We stayed at the Quality Hotel in Clonakilty and it was stunning. It was a 5* leisure park that including fantastic facilities for the children and evening entertainment. One of my favourite parts of the hotel was its spa facilities, and the scenic views that could be enjoyed outside the restaurant area. The food was excellent and I was pretty shocked at the portion sizes. I found out while in Ireland that in 5 years time, over 50% of the Irish population will be clinically obese if the food portions and dietary habits continue as it is. Worrying!
Our trip was only short and sweet but I enjoyed it for the first time with my partner and it was special. When you take someone else to a new place you almost feel like you become the tour guide, and you enjoy the journey once again but through their eyes. The excitement rocketed and I felt his curious energy about the country.
I would definitely recommend anyone to visit Ireland. It’s such a beautiful country it’ll be hard to find any disappointment.