Saturday, 11 August 2012

The Most Awesome Shop in Galway

Look no further.  This is the In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida of awesome, at 44 Upper Abbeygate Street in Galway.  KemBali rocked my world... they had messenger bags, DJ t-shirts, paisley bandanas, and jewelry.  Yeah... they had silver earrings if you like shiny stuff.  I think this store must have been transplanted directly from Pacific Street in downtown Santa Cruz.  These people know where it's at!

The front looks like any boutique shop in Santa Cruz, only it's Galway!

Check out the Ducati messenger bag I bought.

Did I mention they had DJ shirts?  The rockage, you have it, mmm.

I think bandanas are extremely useful.  Dig the rouge-et-noir thing going on here.  Groovy baby!

So, if you come to Ireland expecting The Quiet Man and thatched-roof cottages, think again.  People surf in Lahinch.  There are DJ shops in Dublin.  You can get Thai food in Galway.  And of course, there are awesome stores like this.  Ireland is a happenin' place, just like any other first-world country where they sell BMWs and have U2 concerts.  Not that I like U2, I'm just saying... if The Red Hot Chili Peppers and Guns-n-Roses show up for gigs, it's probably like Home Town, USA... and not like Father Ted.  So when you travel here, you won't be surprised by how different it is, you'll be surprised by how much it is like home.


  1. And I am going to be there to check it all out in just a few weeks! Can't wait!

    1. You are going to love Galway. I think it's where the Claddah ring was invented sort of (Claddah is a village outside of Galway.) We should take you to the Thai restaurant too. It's good.