Ciao Bella!

This past week has been a whirlwind as I explored the beautiful country of Italy for spring break. I visited two regions, three cities, and five villages all in the course of four days. Despite the time crunch, I saw more history than in any other country I have visited; I also ate more pasta, […]

The Motherland

The month of March has been all about exploring the beautiful country I have been living in for the past two months. I’ve had visitors along the way to go on these adventures with, and this past week I was lucky enough to have my family along with me. I took them to a few […]

In the Land of Leprechauns

Seeing as it is March and Saint Patrick’s Day is right around the corner, what better way to spend the month than travelling around the beautiful country that I am calling home for four months? All of March I am exploring every inch of this very green country! We started our adventure and travelled to a […]

Edinburgh: You’re A Wizard, Harry

I visited Hogwarts this week! I walked up and down the streets of Diagon Alley, I saw the cemetery where Lily and James Potter are buried, I saw pictures of the Hogwarts Express, and I even saw the school sitting up on the hill! Okay, okay… I saw J.K. Rowling’s inspiration for it all, at […]

I amsterdam

I took a huge step this past week; I made my first international excursion without the aid of my parents! Now, I didn’t say the trip went entirely without a hitch…. I accidentally left my passport at the hostel on the journey back to Ireland and didn’t realize it until an hour and a half […]

Oh, Blarney!

Do you remember your first kiss? The first kiss I got yesterday gave me more than just butterflies in my stomach; it bestowed on me the gift of eloquence, or as some call it, the gift of talking your way out of anything (why do you think the Irish are known as such charmers)! Yes […]

Exploration

I made it! I am here in Galway, Ireland. The ride from Boston was easy, no hassle at all, as the Irish say. Getting settled in has been a bit more of a challenge because of the scheduling of classes, finding my bearings, and dealing with phone and bank issues, but I have tried to […]