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GALWAY - Day 1

Galway was a bit of a surprise. Haven't been to the West since I was a teenager so I wasn't sure exactly what it would be like. I was even a little concerned because we were staying with friends quite far outside the core and I wasn't sure if it'd be easy to get to the center city.

Long story short, Galway is St. John's. St. John's is Galway. One has better nightlife, the other has a better core. But they're the same.

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There are, of course, some differences. The first one was the omnipresent horses belonging to travelers in every nook and cranny of Galway.

Galway Day 1 by R C, on Flickr

Galway Day 1 by R C, on Flickr

Galway Day 1 by R C, on Flickr

For a small city, the traffic is disgusting for a few hours every day, like home.

Galway Day 1 by R C, on Flickr

Galway Day 1 by R C, on Flickr

Galway Day 1 by R C, on Flickr

Galway Day 1 by R C, on Flickr

I was up before the shopkeepers for my first look around the core.

Galway Day 1 by R C, on Flickr

Galway Day 1 by R C, on Flickr

Galway Day 1 by R C, on Flickr

Galway Day 1 by R C, on Flickr

Galway Day 1 by R C, on Flickr

Galway Day 1 by R C, on Flickr

Galway Day 1 by R C, on Flickr

Galway Day 1 by R C, on Flickr

Galway Day 1 by R C, on Flickr

Galway Day 1 by R C, on Flickr

Galway Day 1 by R C, on Flickr

Galway Day 1 by R C, on Flickr

Galway Day 1 by R C, on Flickr

Galway Day 1 by R C, on Flickr

Galway Day 1 by R C, on Flickr

Galway Day 1 by R C, on Flickr

Galway Day 1 by R C, on Flickr

Galway Day 1 by R C, on Flickr

Galway Day 1 by R C, on Flickr

Our lane signs are better. So... take that, Galway.

Galway Day 1 by R C, on Flickr

Galway Day 1 by R C, on Flickr

Galway Day 1 by R C, on Flickr

Galway Day 1 by R C, on Flickr

Galway Day 1 by R C, on Flickr

Galway Day 1 by R C, on Flickr

Galway Day 1 by R C, on Flickr

As the shops opened, it gradually got as busy as old St. John's on a sunny summer day.

Galway Day 1 by R C, on Flickr

Galway Day 1 by R C, on Flickr

Galway Day 1 by R C, on Flickr

Galway Day 1 by R C, on Flickr

Galway Day 1 by R C, on Flickr

Galway Day 1 by R C, on Flickr

Galway Day 1 by R C, on Flickr

Galway Day 1 by R C, on Flickr

There were even more street musicians in Galway than St. John's but, as is usually the case with these things, slightly fewer were singing Irish folk songs.

Galway Day 1 by R C, on Flickr

Galway Day 1 by R C, on Flickr

And then it was afternoon. I was supposed to head back out to the suburbs but, as became a running theme of our visit, I couldn't pull myself away so they had to come to me and took us on a little tour, in the next post.
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