just back from west cork
after the big day in the kitchen we decided to head down to the tip of the beara peninsula for the night. we stayed at dzogchen beara, the buddhist retreat center just past castletownbere. a beautiful spot, and affordable. there were 4 of us so we booked the family room in the hostel (40euro total). the center is right on the clifftops, and the free morning meditation we went to over looked the atlantic. its definately worth the trip down! after the meditation the road took us to the windy healy pass, which is something straight out of lord of the rings! one of my favorite places to go to feel "away." we also popped down to kenmare and the lakes of kilarney, just to top off the weekend. ireland is really one of the most unique places of the world. im so glad im living here!