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When I first decided to rent a car in Ireland, I was a little unsure of myself. I mean, they drive on the left side of the road and the driver sits on the right hand side of the car – that’s gotta be confusing, right?! But when I thought about how much I would miss out on if I didn’t explore the countryside on my own, I knew I had to do it. And I’m so incredibly glad I did.
If you’re undecided about your Ireland trip, stop thinking about it and just rent a car. Driving on the country roads and through all the little villages has been my favorite part of this trip so far. The trip from Dublin to Galway was really easy. I made sure to rent from the Dublin airport location so I wouldn’t have to worry about driving in the city for my first time driving on the left. The roads were fine and after a few minutes, I was totally used to it. Just follow the other cars and the signs and you’ll be fine.
Most of the journey was on a highway, which was a great way to get accustomed to driving the rental. At one point I really needed a coffee, so we pulled off of the highway and happened upon the cutest little village. We took these outfit photos in the parking lot. Yes, even the gas station parking lot was cute. Amazing, right?!
I just had to stop and take photos of this church and this cool abandoned farmhouse/cottage thing. In a lot of the places, the roads are very narrow, but there’s always a spot to pull over, which I certainly took advantage of. When we got hungry, we stopped again and had some Thai food (I know). The Thai place was right next to these colorful little homes. Can I just move here now?
Have you ever roadtripped in a foreign country?
Photos by me & my sis.