We made our way out of Dublin town today, leaving behind the history, the hustle and bustle, and the wonderful people. The week I spent there was fantastic and though a short time I feel like I was able to start to actually contextualize everything I have learned over the last half year. As we boarded the bus and started to drive into the country side, I realized I truly will miss Dublin.
I fell asleep while leaving Dublin and woke up to the image of stereotypical Ireland.Rolling hills of green disappearing into the misty mountains. Seas of bright yellow wild flowers swaying in the wind. Ancient ruined towers of stone crawling with vines reaching into the sky. Farming communities stretching to the horizon. I was truly speechless as we drove through the Irish country side. Everything you have heard about the beauty of Ireland is true, its beyond explanation. I can’t imagine what it would be like to wake up to that view everyday, and those hills, well they just begged to be rolled down. That’s my new goal, to roll down one of those amazing hills, go around and around till I can’t think straight let alone stand.
After arriving in Belfast and grabbing some fish and chips to eat I headed to the botanic gardens. Rather then even attempt to explain how beautiful it was I’ll post a collection of the photos I took while wandering through the gardens.