Spending 10 weeks in Cork, Ireland, was truly a remarkable experience. Johnny and I entered the country feeling like complete strangers to the culture and left feeling at home. After filtering through hundreds of pictures, below you will find some of the best snaps that illustrate some of Ireland's historical infrastructure and its vast natural scenery.
Let's get lost was the motto for our summer
Right after completing the Toughlaton
One of the bridges we'd always walk over on the way to the supermarket
That same bridge
One of the roads on our 14km walk day
Ran into some Irish kids in this random alley; ended up playing football with them
The Port of Cork - ran into this location on one of our long days walking
Johnny went for a hike alone and took this photo on a work-day afternoon
We somehow thought it was a good idea to climb up a mountain in the worst possible weather
Which left us cold, wet and fighting wind for the duration of the 3 hour hike
We played foot-golf a couple of times in the outskirts of Cork city... so much green, everywhere!
One of the paths behind our work facility, you could always find people going on walks and jogs every day
Taken during the first few hours in Cork (AKA my 21st birthday). This was on the way to the pub we went to celebrate at.
UCC College quad, near our own accomodition and work facility... took a stroll through this historical campus
The view from our accomodition for the 10 weeks.. incredible sunsets!
Another picture taken on the 1st night in Cork, on the way to Rearden's Pub
Taken during one of many 3.5km walks to the grocery store.. the endless walks!
Picture taken minutes after running into some teenagers who were "gaffing" behind an abandoned castle
A stroll thorugh Blarney castle & nature with some friends / co-workers
The castles up ahead are what Johnny and I called Hogwarts - they could also be seen from our accomodation window. Turns out, it is an abandoned asylum.
The final stop before reaching the Cliffs of Moher in the West of Ireland
Again, just before reaching Cliffs of Moher
Hours before going midnight kayaking with a large group of friends - too bad I have no pictures of it. The moon shining on the water and the glittering algae.. incredible!