Seeing vs. Experiencing Ireland

After showing Ireland and other countries to dozens, if not hundreds of people, a philosophical question emerges. Yes! a philosophical question: To See? or To Experience? After a short amount of reflection, it's clear that neither is correct and both are correct, and the blend is deeply personal. Many people, and Americans in particular, go to a “foreign” country with a mental or paper list of places to “see”. In Ireland, it could contain the Cliffs of Moher, the Ring of Kerry, the Blarney Stone, visit one of the Aran Islands, …. You get the idea. It is usually a well-researched list of places and well defined. Others plan to experience Ireland and may not have a preconceived list, at least

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