Iceland isn’t necessarily known for being a food destination. Because it’s an island, and there’s not much arable land, they have to ship a lot of food in. That’s reflected in the prices. It’s not super cheap to eat dinner out, that’s for sure. Here’s […]
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After briefly visiting Downtown Cabo on our way to the boat tour, we decided that we’d like to make a morning out of visiting again. We could get a taxi from our hotel for about $3 US per person, and it took maybe 10 minutes to get there.
The marina is a cool place to be. There are a number of little shops and restaurants along the water. You will be asked multiple times if you’d like to take a boat tour/water taxi/fishing trip, but that’s to be expected in a high-tourist area.
There is also a large mall with a bunch of stores, both high-end and more affordable.
We walked around town enjoying the sights, sounds and gorgeous colours of Cabo.
Unsurprisingly, it was a little pricey, so we didn’t get anything to eat, just a couple of margaritas. We weren’t super impressed by the ambiance of the place either. It seemed small, and nothing special. It wasn’t until we left out of a different spot than we came in that we saw the more fun part of the restaurant. I think if we had realized, and gone in through the main entrance we would have enjoyed it more. Either way, I’d give it a pass.
We had a good time walking around town. We got a couple souvenirs while we were there. My favourite part was being able to see the pelicans and sea lions.
For more about my trip to Cabo check out these posts.
Because the Canadian winters are harsh and my seasonal depression always acts up this time of year, my friends and I deemed it necessary to take a trip to where the precipitation wasn’t solid ice rocks. We visited a travel agent and she recommended the […]
I went to Ireland expecting a lot of potatoes, and I was not disappointed. I was fortunate enough to have potatoes in many different forms throughout the country. Here is what we ate in Ireland.
Our first meal in the country was at a pub in Galway called Murty Rabbits.
I had a classic seafood chowder with Irish soda bread. It was full of salmon and of COURSE potato.
During our Cliffs of Moher bus trip, we stopped in Doolin for lunch at Gus O’Connor’s pub. I had a really amazing carrot and coconut soup with a side of, well of course potatoes.
That night we went for dinner at a restaurant right across the street from our Air BNB, Pasta Factory. Here you can pick whatever combination of toppings they are offering that week, on your pasta of choice. I went for the prosciutto, arugula, peas, goat cheese and parm combination for mine. It was super tasty.
I couldn’t pass up dessert that night, so we headed to Gino’s Gelato in the city centre, where I had a scoop of pistachio.
Before catching our bus to Dublin, we stopped for lunch at Supermac’s – a very clear McDonald’s stand-in across the country. Both Ethan and I got the Mighty Mac. I was not a fan of this burger at all, and like, I don’t have that high of burger standards.
For as long as I knew it was a place, I’ve wanted to visit Ireland. One of the reasons for that is the iconic views at the Cliffs of Moher. For me they represented quintessential Ireland. The lush greenery, the sweeping views of the ocean, the weather that changes on a dime – the Cliffs have it all.
We decided to do a bus tour that left from Galway. We figured it would be better to do this than to rent a car and try and get tickets. We had a great tour driver, and we made a couple stops along the way including a visit to a castle, a church, and a centuries old grave site.
Our tour guide said that we would be stopping for lunch before the Cliffs. He said that the food at the restaurant at the Cliffs was expensive and didn’t have the best food. We stopped at Gus O’Connor’s pub in Doolin.
Lunch was great and we loved being able to spend a little time visiting the shops in Doolin. Including a shop that I almost blended in with.
We made it to the Cliffs where we were able to spend a couple of hours. We first made our way over to O’Brien’s Tower. We paid the 2 euros to go up to the top.
We meandered the rest of the walk alongside the Cliffs. Our tour guide suggested not crossing over the barrier. His reasoning was that the Atlantic winds were unpredictable and your never know when a big gust will knock you down.
I, an ardent rule follower, anxious being, and clumsy bitch, listened to this advice.
I’m so glad I was able to visit the Cliffs of Moher on this trip. It was worth the trip to Galway en route to the Cliffs. I recommend taking a bus tour, it really took the stress out of everything, and our tour guide was so great and informative.
Let me know if you like these photos, I could always post Moher. LOLOLOLOLOLOL. I crack myself up.