• When in Ireland

    You drink. And if you’re not a big fan of Guinness or other beers, it’s expensive. The first couple of weeks you try to embrace the culture. There isn’t really Irish-style food. They speak English and the accent is pretty easy to understand. The dominant race, religion, and customs are the same. So the one […]

  • Europe’s Trying to Kill Me

    Normally, I’m a planner. I like charts, pro/con lists, schedules and being apart from my planner gives me anxiety. Normally, I’m good at planning. I look up timetables and maps and prices and can give a rundown of every step of a plan. My freshman year of college the friends I was making quickly learned that […]

  • Home away from home away from home

    Whenever I meet people here, one of their first questions is “Where are you from?”. It seems like an easy question. A one or two-word answer for most people, maybe with a little elaboration in the follow up of “Whereabouts?” But for me, I struggle with that simple question.  I no longer have just one home […]

  • Doing the Tourist Thing: United Kingdom Edition

    I went to England last weekend and it was only sort of a mess. A friend of mine from school is working in Ireland as an Au Paire but needed to take her LSAT in London so she can attend law school when she returns to the United States. She mentioned this, and the stress […]

  • Around Ireland

    Everything’s Fine Normally, I’m great at planning things. I coordinate trips, events, meet-ups, whatever with few problems and I honestly enjoy doing it. For some reason though, this weekend was nearly, though never quite, a disaster at every turn. I’ve been in Ireland for two weeks now and, first of all, it’s fabulous. Irish people […]