On my RyanAir flight to Dublin, I was super surprised to hear them listing foods for sale as including vegan lasagna. I never buy food on flights. Never. This? I had to try this. It was actually amazing.
Arriving later in Dublin than planned, I picked up a rental car, since we were planning to go out to the Cliffs of Moher the next day. I’d lost most of the time I planned for Dublin this way, but it would be a great alternative.
I went to our friends’ house, dropped the car and my stuff, then we headed into the city to walk around.
Of course, the city was all decorated for Christmas and super full of tourists, people shopping, etc. For dinner, we went to Glas as a 3rd option after our first 2 attempts were either full or had minimal vegan options remaining after selling out during a busy day.
Glas actually laughed when we said we didn’t have a reservation and put us at the bar to eat. Whatever, it still worked. The chili + rice was awesome, and the tofu + noodles asian soup was also great. We were stuffed.
After some more walking around, we went to catch the bus back to our friends’ place. There’s a big campaign in Dublin advertising vegan and vegetarian messages on the city transportation. It’s awesome.
The next morning, we were up early for a 3+ hours’ drive out to the Cliffs of Moher in the southwest part of Ireland.
The cliff area was rainy, gray & got dreary for a bit, like a stereotypical Irish winter. However, the place was amazing.
True to form, there was a small castle with a tower on top.
We first walked toward the left, away from the castle, which is why the pictures are from the other side. The path ended at one point going this way, and we stayed a good distance from the edge. Winds were strong at times, yet idiots kept getting right to the edge for selfies. Of course some of these people die every year.
After a bit, we turned around and went back to the little castle on the other side.
Sunset is pretty early out there in winter. I didn’t want to be on the tiny streets through the nearby villages after dark, since they’re twisty and have no lights (plus not driving on that side of the road in a long time). We headed out and back to Dublin.
We got back to Dublin late and had dinner before going to bed. My Dublin time had been much less than I’d wanted/anticipated, but I also got to see the Cliffs of Moher, which we wouldn’t have done without friends wanting to go while having access to someone who can drive. They even paid for the gas, so it worked out well.
Ireland is always a great experience. Off to Hungary.This entry was posted in cliffs of moher, dublin, Europe, Ireland