I got to go back to one of my facorite places in Ireland, the Aran Islands. This time I went to Inis Mor (Inishmore). Luckily, for us it was not raining, so we got to do what I have always wanted to bike around. I always rather bike or walk when seeing places, because it allows you to see more. When on a tour bus, they control when you stop and windows are in the way from a really good photo opportunity.
I don’t know how to explain why I love it there, but I do. The first time I was thereI went to the smallest island with my good friends and we just wandered around. I got the first experience of a rural life and I could just see myself retiring there.
There is not many people visiting the islands during off season. There are only 290 houses on Inis Mor. It’s not a hip place to be for someone around my age; but when I am old and grey I can see myself living there, with a dog, riding a bike, and writing poetry.
I think when you travel you need to go to places like the Aran Islands, take in your surroundings, and just let yourself go free. I would love to just get lost in the maze of stone walls that are all over the island. Personally, it’s good for me to go to these places with no wifi, no shopping, and no rushing, just me and my bike. I would just take pictures and think; I would reflect and come up with stories.
Side note if you want to see more of my pictures of my trip check out my flickr.