I left Ireland over the weekend, and have landed at my first stop in Scotland, Glasgow. I was in Belfast the last few days, and I could already feel the shift into the UK. I’ve had such a great time in the city. The weather was perfect, and my time here was definitely too short. Another reason to come back to the island. Like I need one more reason.
I’m a little sad leaving Ireland, there is still so much I want to explore. I started my trip in Galway for a week and then the next two weeks hopping from town to town. After leaving Galway I headed to Clifden in the Connemara region. Then up to Donegal Town, Letterkenny, and finally moved on to Belfast in Northern Ireland. Three weeks of picturesque towns, beautiful natural settings, drinking, and meeting the loveliest people. All of it will be missed.
Now that I’m here, I’m looking forward to two weeks exploring Scotland. I won’t be solo, so I’ll definitely enjoy not having to make all of the decisions all of the time. Sometimes just figuring out what to eat can be a chore. It will be nice to have a break. Similar to Ireland, we will be moving cities every few days, ending in Edinburgh.
I’m planning on a mix of activities from exploring design in Glasgow to treks through the National Parks. I’m happiest when I have a balance of city and countryside, and similarly work and travel. Moving through a country so quickly does make it more difficult to keep up with my work. I’ll just need to be a bit more diligent in the coming weeks.
So goodbye to Ireland, you’ve been grand. Hello Scotland. I'm sorry but you have big shoes to fill.