Goodbyes are hard...
Galway Travel Blog› entry 8 of 151 › view all entries
June 7th, 2007 – by: chrisrae
The hostel I am in is much larger than the last. I'm actually in an 8-bed dorm with three stinky French men, two W. Virginians (haven't seen 'em yet so hopefully they smell better) and some other mystery guests I'll see later tonight I suppose. It's crazy because I live in a city yet after staying in two dreamy small towns, I can't stand all the traffic and activity. Tomorrow I'm catching a bus out of here and hopefully somewhere smaller and in a smaller hostel. I think that's the way to go based on my last experience.
Today I attempted to stroll using the walking tour from my guidebook (admitted map-aholic) but there are rarely street signs, so I abandoned that approach and made my way around along a pier, up to a Cathedral where Msgr. O'Flaherty was awaiting confessions today (I had nothing weighing on my conscience ;) ) and then hung at a park reading a book. A young Irish lad plunked right down beside me to see what I was reading. I think it was a dare as his friends snickered as they looked on.
So this area is famous for Claddagh rings (apparently the birthplace) and Connemara marble that only comes from this area. Other than that, like I said, a college town. I think a lot of folks from here hop over to the islands on days trips, including a group of freshly graduated med students who checked in at Mainister the day before I left. They caused a stir with the staff due to their group size, but it turned out they were quiet after all.
Tonight I'm gonna hang low and get some laundry done. Hopefully my roommates don't snore and won't come crashing in late...that might be too much to ask.
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