By Melanie Walker
3 years ago I took a trip to Ireland. Yes, the Ireland—the land of the greenery and clovers. From my experience, I compiled a list of reasons why you should definitely not go to Ireland:
(All images are directly derived from my camera that captured real live scenery, events, and happenings)
#1 Luscious landscapes of emerald green and vibrant hues
Get your glasses, because it’ll take you back to the Emerald City that we all read about from Oz. The plush hills and clover patches will just make you want to roll around in them—talk about gross.
#2 Storybook towns
Walking around in the little towns will make you feel just like a little kid again with the quaint homes, brick roads, and the little church that sits on top of the hill. So annoying. Adulthood rocks.
#3 Hauntingly beautiful ruins cover the landscape allowing history to live on through the ages
History was your worst subject, right?
#4 You can visit all your favorite bucket list items
Kissing the Blarney Stone? The Cliffs of Insanity where they filmed scenes in Princess Bride and Harry Potter? Dublin’s literary treasures? Overrated, obviously.
#5 The friendly and attractive people
The locals are friendly. The fellow travelers are friendly. And those Irish accents? Totally lame.
#6 The animals are just as friendly as the people
People actually take care of their livestock and they’re healthy? Well that’s just un-American.
#7 You’ll feel like a true adventurer
Ireland is full of hidden gems and places you can hike and bike to. With a quick ferry ride, I was able to bike around the entire island Inis Mor while taking pictures of the scenery and wildlife.
Who wants to bike around and explore when you could be sitting in your dark bedroom texting your life away?
#8 Ireland holds a significant wonder of the world
Newgrange lies right in Northern Ireland in Boyne Valley, showcasing ancient Neolithic history. The tombstone is 5,215 years old (that’s older than Stonehenge or the Pyramids of Giza!) and you can actually go inside and lay your precious little hands on history’s treasure.
Who cares about things that are older than us?
#9 The music and the pubs
Every night the pubs feature musicians who play fun music that makes you get on your feet and meet plenty of new friends. The musicians are friendly and you can approach them and talk to them after their performance. You’ll dance into the early morning with people from all over the world. Sounds boring, huh?
#10 The food
Ireland has the best potatoes and sausages you could possibly ever savor. Boooo, we all hate excellent food.
#11 You’ll find inner peace at the end of your trip
There’s something pretty terrible about sitting on a beautiful green hill as the sun is setting and you contemplate the things that are really important in life—like friendships to be made and had, your place in this huge world, and what petty things we go through in life that ultimately don’t matter in the end. A sense of self and the world, that I believe you can only get from traveling, is really a terrible thing to find.
So take my word for it; don’t visit Ireland.