A week ago I was ready to leave. The holidays are a natural time to want to be with your family, which makes going home seem normal and easier. But once my finals were finished and I resurfaced from the books, it began to hit me that I only had two days left here in Dublin. You would think the more you move, the more … Continue reading Ireland, it’s been grand.
I’ve had the travel bug all my life. Those of you who are infected know that it’s both a blessing and a curse. And when you strategically plan your schedule to have a three-day weekend, why not use it your advantage, right? Not to mention that only a couple of hours away lay an entire continent and a multitude of countries waiting to be explored. … Continue reading Feeding my perpetual wanderlust
One trip to the UPS store, a few packets of salsa and about 90 dollars later and I could have some breakfast tacos at my doorstep in Ireland by Wednesday. They’re a bit hard to come by across the pond. Although currently a month into my breakfast taco withdrawals, my semester abroad has consisted of a rather hearty Irish diet. Tacos and tex-mex aside, a … Continue reading Irish pubs and grub
This semester is flying by — it’s already been three weeks since I posted my last blog. I doubt anyone wants to hear about what an expert I’ve become at navigating Dublin’s nightlife scene in the past month, so instead I’ll talk about everything else this country has to offer. Lately I’ve had the pleasure of getting out of the city and seeing the Ireland … Continue reading Photoblog: Exploring the Emerald Isle
People often ask me why I chose to study abroad in Dublin. Why not choose more popular European destinations like England or Spain? The combination of factors that lead me here is quite ordinary and I won’t bore you with my decision making process, but I have a better question: Out of a school of 50,000 students, why am I the only Longhorn studying in Dublin? … Continue reading What’s the craic in Dublin?