I took the advice from my host Norman and traveled from Galyway to Tralee. Unfortunately, at that very time Cork and other cities were pretty much affected by flooding. Therefore I had to stay a few days more in Tralee as I had usually planned.
|Tralee offers a lot of possibilities for excursion|
In Tralee I learnt that Guinness is the typical beer either for older people or tourists, therefore I switched to Hackenberg. In addition I learnt the Irish way to repair a mobile phone by holy rice and in return I taught the Irish guys the necessity of using 'Schultz' after a hearty burp and what do to when someone forgot it.
Moreover my interesting chat with the boss of Dingle. But this story you'll find in an extra post which I just dedicated to him.
But in the end I left Tralee due to I didn't feel comfortable anymore as the anchor point drove home on the weekend and the hostel seemed to turn into a place for sad souls...
Tralee and what to do there?
When I arrived in my hostel in Tralee I met
an Irish guy who offered me at first his Mars bar and after this he asked me if I want to drive with him and his friend to Killarney on the next day. What a nice beginning :-)!
Tralee itself is famous for its festival Rose of Tralee. I have to admit after three days I knew all the most interesting places in Tralee.
|The Rose of Tralee and the famous song|
Palms in Tralee!
Well, I know it comes a bit out of the blue but I had to show the pic here.
I visited the Kerry County Museum which was
really nice and interesting. They show a medieval village and even they try to imitate the smell from the Middle Ages. This means the smell of horses and their manure... I'm not
There you can feel the atmosphere of the Middle Ages.
I'm not sure what I should fear more: the smell or the mad knight?
|Great opportunity to show my fresh french pedicure feed: the Aqua Dome|
Good to know! Even for me... Never heart about 'Teufelszauber'.
I'm still wondering were the writer had to live in Germany to learn this words... Poor guy.
Derek was a kind of an anchor point there due to his positive attitudes. I was really looking forward when he came back from work. When he was there the atmosphere was nice.
|Irish way to repair a mobile phone|
I also tried the e-cigarette but it was just scratching in my throat and I had to cough.
It seems to be a new trend in Ireland. Since I'm here I saw a lot of people with an e-cigarette. Someone told me that they created over 100 new jobs in a company in Galway which sells e-cigarettes. Well, a new market for an old addiction covered by a new name...
Rescue after a bad dinner
Well, I love Ireland!
Short trip to Killarney
By the way, Thomas and Keith exchanged their e-cigarettes because they used different flavour. Well, that must be friendship... Sharing your e-cigarette.
|The impressing landscape of Killarney|
|Muckross House in Killarney|
If you don't feel comfortable anymore, then change it!
after a few days I already knew all about Tralee. Moreover the mood in the hostel seems to change and turned into a place for a kind of sad souls...
The mood in the hostel changed and so did my mood change, not only that my room was pretty cold despite the heater was on.
But later I just felt sorry for the woman. She didn't have any luggage or fresh clothes with her. Every night she went to bed in her whole clothes and when she woke up she left the room without using the bathroom. She just took her jacket and a small bag and left. Well, therefore we hadn't to struggle about the bathroom...
We didn't talk much together.
Derek left on Friday which means the anchor point will be away I decided to leave as well. Honestly, I didn't feel
either comfortable anymore in my cold room or in the hostel and it was high time to left.
I couldn't bear any day longer at this cold and sad place. Maybe I sound very dramatically but if you're on your own at a foreign place, then it can feel worse than usual.
That's what I mean by if you feel uncomfortable, then change it. It's up to you.
Therefore I made my decision and traveled to Cork despite of the bad weather forecast. But I rather prefer bad weather than bad mood...