Let me begin by saying that a trip to the Cliffs of Moher is awesome. Too awesome for wasting it on sightseeing & tourist buses.

Let me explain it.

While tour guides have their own advantages, I strongly believe there can be some disadvantages that should be taken into consideration before hiring a ‘guide’. First of all, and most important, you will travel with a bunch of ‘travellers’, which they only focus on how to better show their perfect trip in that little frame. Secondly, you may travel with 50 of them in the same bus. Last, your guide might impose you schedules you will find impossible to respect, and ‘coffee breaks’ every 20 min stopping to all the restaurants and cafés from which he gets a poor commission.

The result:  You shouldn’t choose your holiday on Instagram. I’m sorry guys, you’ll never feel this place this way.

Breathtaking view

What you imagine:

After watching Harry Potter, you couldn’t wait to have your own wild experience. At sunset, you find yourself alone with just you and your camera, ready to capture this beautiful scene.

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What it’s really like:

Enjoy your 5 min of sun (if you’re lucky!)

If not, you may take a HDR picture, raise the light and shadows for 30 min in Photoshop and get this result.

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Marriage

What you imagine:

It’s what you’ve dreamed of since you were a little girl.

Look at this place. Is there a better place for your wedding?

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What it’s really like:

Whilst the cliffs are spectacular, the mosquitoes were not.

Ok – don’t say I didn’t warn you 🙂

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Your puffin – viewing dream realized!

What you imagine:

A quick walk down to the cliffs and you will find a big colony of puffins. You just bought your fancy camera zoom lens for this major event in your life.

What it’s really like:

Welcome to Puffin Land!

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Your perfect portrait photo!

What you imagine:

This is such an inspiring place. You can’t wait to be able to tell everyone how adventurous your trip was, and now you also have the perfect photo to use on your Facebook profile.

What it’s really like:

You were wrong. Again. You end up standing in line around 15 minutes with the world’s worst collection of tourists. The Cliffs of Moher may provide a fascinating insight into the nature and wild, okkkk with this, but it also provides a fascinating insight into how funny perspective photos need to stop.

 

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Have you been to the cliffs of Moher yet? Let me know about your experience in the comments below 

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