The Emerald Isle
It has been two months since I moved to Ireland, the place that has been number one on my bucket list for a very long time. I can’t say that things went easy and without stress, but I enjoy every bit of it. Ireland is everything I expected and hoped for, and even more. I challenged my inner introvert and as a result made many wonderful connections. People in Ireland, regardless of their nationality, are very warm and open, easy to approach and extremely helpful. They will give you a warm handshake the first time they meet you and a bear hug when you part ways at the end of the day. Their warmth is infectious and I always find myself carried away in the atmosphere of meeting a long-lost friend or relative whereas in fact we just met for the first time in our lives.
Last week I was finally able to enjoy some of Ireland’s lush nature, one of the reasons I’ve been in love with this island since the first time I saw it in photographs. With a pair of recently acquired friends and my shabby but faithful camera, I went on a day-long bus-trip to Ring of Kerry and the Dingle Peninsula. Without further ado, here’s a bit of my happiness in pictures. I will definitely go there again, when the days grow warmer and longer.