Pedestrians in Beanies

I have been in Ireland for 76 days and I’m finally starting to learn how to navigate traffic. It’s very disorienting having cars going the opposite way that they are normally going; so usually I wait at a stop light for ages just to make extra sure that I won’t get hit by a Hyundai […]

November Rains

November in Ireland means rain. It has rained almost every single day since the month started, and I’m getting the feeling that I should probably start preparing for the downpours. I have no gear that is made to protect me from rain, so most of the time when I go out, I come home damp. […]

Pea Coats, Paintings and Public Transportation

Autumn has definitely arrived in Ireland. It wouldn’t be that bad at all if it wasn’t for the wind. It slices through you like a lightsaber; instead of cutting off limbs, it just chills you to the bone. The good news is that I have been able to utilize my pea coat. I got my […]

The Versatility of the Potato

You know when you go somewhere and everything feels different? And you don’t really know how you will fit in? And maybe you feel a little lonely in this new place? Well, that is not how Ireland feels. From the second I stepped down on this laid-back, pint-wielding country, I felt like I belonged here. […]

Soon I’ll Be There

I’ve been waiting for a while, but it’s been camouflaged by the summertime. My friends were all back from college and so there was catching up to do and things to distract me from my inevitable adventure. The days passed and the anticipation grew but I had work and the World Cup to keep me […]

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