I have two favourite places on earth:
(1) The Burren, Co. Clare
I visited the Burren in Co. Clare as a child and always return there when I'm at home in Ireland. The famous Cliffs of Moher are near this spot, but it's the Poulnabrone Dolmen that I love to visit the most. It's an ancient portal tomb, dating back to the Neolithic period, probably between 4200 BC to 2900 BC. At either sunrise or sunset it's a magical place, especially when shrouded in mist.
(2) Castle Mountain, Banff National Park, Alberta
I studied in Alberta for 2 years and fell madly in love with this mountain. As its name suggests it is very "castle-like" but it's also a very atmospheric place. I had never lived close to a mountain range as epic as the Rockies and was overwhelmed by their vast grandeur.
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