I’ve only visited Galway once before and it was very brief, maybe an afternoon at best. For all intents and purposes, this is my first time here and everything is new. Except, of course, for the friends who are also here on holiday from Albany, that I got share a meal with last night. Small world in the best of ways.
The city feels cozily small.
Food here is excellent – I had a great lunch and delicious light dinner so far and both were superior to the meals I had on my first day in Dublin.
Staying in a traditional B&B is ideal for a two-night visit.
It seems like there are lots of European tourists here. Walking around I heard a lot of Italian and Spanish being spoken.
Despite all the tourists, it does have a college town vibe with lots of students lazing about while the sun was shining.
The Guinness is excellent.
The smell of the sea is only a deep breath away.