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
For those of you who know me, follow this blog/my social media accounts, or happened to check out my portfolio, you will notice that I mention Ireland. A lot. My entire childhood I longed to go to Ireland. I can’t really explain it. I do not have a close relative who was a recent immigrant. … More Travel, Writing, and Ireland… My obsession for all three!
With four weeks to go til the big day (*spoiler alert: I am getting married in October), I can fully feel the pre-wedding stress that I swore our intimate, less than 100 guests, celebration would not cause me. We have friends and family from several countries (and US states) traveling for our big day and … More The Politics of Cross-Cultural Wedding Planning
This post originally appeared on The Abroad Guide. Whether you’re studying in Dublin this summer, next semester, or just have plans to visit someday, there is one thing almost all travel guides warn you of– the rain! So much so, you are prepared to hunker down in a cozy pub with a hot whiskey or … More It’s Always Sunny In… Ireland?
(This was written for Melibee Global’s How to Meet People Abroad series. The original post is here.) “Integrating into a community isn’t a quick process. It takes countless coffee breaks at the same places, countless repetitive conversations, and countless moments of courage.” – Nora Kreml Immersing yourself into a new culture takes a lot of … More How to Meet Locals in Dublin, Ireland
So here is my first blog challenge! It’s just a mini one, I will eventually build up to those month-long challenges the more experienced bloggers do! This challenge comes from Cate Brubaker of Small Planet Studio, a great intercultural and travel resource. Do check the site out! And today’s question is… “What is the weirdest or dumbest thing … More November Mini-Challenge Day #1: Weirdest or Dumbest Thing I’ve Taken Abroad
You may have/ you definitely will notice much talk about Ireland in this space, already here, here, and here. Not only was it the very first “foreign” country I ever visited, where I studied abroad in 2007, where I went grad school, and have returned numerous times since then, but I also have a significant other … More So….. IRELAND