Exactly one month ago I first stepped foot in Argentina. The past few weeks have been a blur of apartment hunting, learning Spanish, figuring out the collectivos (public buses), carving time for actual work (I am incredibly fortunate that I am working virtually in international education and this move has not affected my job at all), and lots … More Bienvenido a Buenos Aires!
As I turned the deadbolt lock to open, I knew something was not the same. The furniture is still here, artwork hung on the walls, clothes still in the wardrobes. But this time, walking into the first house we’ve lived in together felt different. I knew this was no longer our home. Dermot left for Buenos Aires … More Ireland, So Long For Now
Well folks, I caved. After a combined 33 months of living in Ireland, it finally happened. I went to a real live GAA match at Croke Park! And then another a few weeks later! And, to let you in on a little secret, I kinda liked it… The GAA (pronounced ‘gah’) is a uniquely Irish … More The Core of Irish Culture: The GAA
Today was a pretty typical day; a good day, but nothing too remarkable. I woke around 8, made my coffee, sat down to my computer and did some work, had breakfast, went to yoga, met up with a few of my students, went to the market, and came home to hang out some laundry. Sitting … More 4 Less-Than-Glamorous Parts of Dublin Life
This is part of Small Planet Studio’s My Global Life Link-up. Check out the great community over there! Even if this is your first visit to my blog, I’m sure you have figured out just how into food I am. Food and culture are inextricably linked. In my mind, it is impossible to separate the … More Cross-Cultural Beverages
Maybe it is the copious amounts of Vitamin D I’ve had the past few days or maybe I’m just having a particularly ecstatic moment, but on my walk home this afternoon, I had a revelation. For the first time in a long time, I feel as though I am exactly where I want to be, … More Exactly Where I Need to Be
Warm weather is here in Dublin. It has been for a few weeks now, and I’m hoping it will keep sticking around. Where I am from, just outside of Baltimore, Maryland, warm weather = snowballs. And no, not the pastry/marshmallowy snack item. Maryland snowballs consist of shaved ice with sugary syrup flavoring (egg custard is classic). … More Delicious Dublin: Irish Ice Cream