Why did I choose to travel?
After the second summer spent in Ibiza I already knew I am not going to stay home for long. However much I miss my little dog I just cant stay home, it feels so boring over there. The people around sound depressive and so closed minded, keep telling me ”Why don’t you find a work here? Why are you always traveling? Why? Why? Why? ”
Honestly, aren’t you feeling all what I am feeling when you visit a new country? There are so many things to explore out there, and the most of us waisting their times to keep complaining or saying ”Is easy for you..”. Why would it be? I am not different form any of you. Maybe the only difference is that I think positive and I am trying to realise what I want to achieve in my long term goal. You just have to stand up one day and say ”Fuck it! Now is my time to enjoy!” Pack your bag, quit your job (or have one for which doesn’t matter if you keep moving), buy your one way tickets and just go. Try to survive in a complete foreign environment. That is a real life challenge! Learn languages, get into different cultures so you understand other religions, other people, their thinking and view for the life.
I know sometimes it sounds a little bit crazy to go and travel by yourself, but there are not always people who would follow us or go with us, but on this long journey I truly believe we meet a lots of similar people who might decide to keep with us.
From the biggest parties of Ibiza to one of the smallest villages in Ireland
Most of my friends keep telling me how crazy I could be to choose to move for a half year to a place in the middle of nowhere (Eyeries, village with 66 inhabitants in South-West Ireland), when the past half year I spent in the most party island in the world (Ibiza, Spain). I know, I am a little bit extreme sometimes, but I think this makes me who I am right now. I wanted to know how the people live in Ireland, their habits, but their nature is that fascinated me the most. Since I was studying in Sweden (remember this cause most of my travels and stories are connected to Sweden) I was thinking about visiting Ireland (that was already 4 and a half years ago).
Eyeries a pretty small village in the very west of Ireland, directly next to the atlantic ocean. It took me 3 hours of flight from Bratislava (Slovakia) to Dublin (Ireland) then another 3 hours with the bus from Dublin to Cork and there the dad of the kids who I suppose to mind come to pick me up so from there it took us 2 more hours to get to my ”Narnia”. The kids were happy that I am back again so the parents.
As small as Eyeries is as beautiful it is with a small hills around, green land anywhere you look, and the atlantic ocean is my favorite. No other nature in Europe is as wild and as stunning as this place I bet. The West Cork area is also called Wild Atlantic way. I can say the wild might be because of the nature, weather but also maybe because of the roads. The roads are crazy tiny, two way, bouncy and the people drive on the other side as in the most part of Europe, also they drive quite often drunk and very fast. I am quite happy here because my idea was to be away from the most of the people, have time for myself, avoid stress and enjoy my days.
For most of you such a small village might sound boring, but here are so many things to do or see that mostly you did not even get the time to got bored. I goes for running some days, and on my way I meet cows, sheeps, horses. Or go for a walk in a total empty land with no human impact, no cars no buildings, nothing. This area is perfect for artists who want to write books or want to make some paintings or some different kind of art. You need to have a water proof equipment for sure if you want to spend some time outdoor and wont need any fancy dresses because here is nowhere to use.
Irish food is nothing special just steak with chips or in some cases fish and chips as in UK. I am not the biggest fun of Irish food, for my taste is a bit too fat but there are some very nice things that you might try If you are in Ireland. The Irish butter is just brilliant, I think I got addicted to it. There are some sausages that also taste very good, try to find products made in Ireland. My very favorite thing is definitely the Irish coffee and the Whiskey – Gingerade.
I love that for the visuals over there in the village they painted each house almost the different colour so the little village on pictures looks very colourful and creative. There are so many nice places around Beara (is the Peninsula of West Cork where Eyeries is located too) for instance a meditation centre 10 minutes driving distance, or Castletownbere with the big fishing businesses 5 minutes drive. What I do like is Kerry the neighbour country, there are even more places too explore that I can talk about the next time.
Since I am here I traveled all around in other places of Ireland and so far I could only say that I am in love with this nature, I just know I cant live in a village for too long because I need also a social interaction around myself, but this place is a perfect experience for me just to know how does it feel living isolated from the most of the world.