Preview of Kiwidel’s blog at TravelPod. Read the full blog here: This blog preview was made by TravelPod using the TripAdvisor™ TripWow slideshow creator. Entry from: Galway, Ireland Entry Title: “Galway and the Aran Islands” Entry: “Flew to Galway on Monday the 28th and then took a bus and a ferry out to Inishmore, which is one of the Aran Islands about 30 kms west of Galway Bay. As it was absolutely pouring with rain – had to go and buy a cheap rain jacket – best thing I could’ve ever done as my Icebreaker that I’ve worn every day since I got here wouldn’t have survived! The Aran Islands are just about all Irish-speaking (not that you can understand their english anyways) and very very remote – almost like stepping back into time, where the pace of life is slow and fishing and farming seems to be the main source of income, but tourism seems to be creeping in now too! Once everyone arrives off the ferry, you either get a minbus to give you a guided tour around the island it you’re only on a day trip, or rent a bike if you’re staying longer, as the island’s only 9 miles long and 2 miles wide. I rented a bike – found a B&B and then off I went exploring the island. It’s very remote, bleak, stoney but very peaceful at the same time. The island’s also very famous if you’re into archaeology, which I’m not, but it was still incredible to see all these ancient celtic stone fort sites. The most spectacular of these sites was a fort called Dun Aengus, which is

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