Going to Ireland has been on my bucket list since I was a little girl, so traveling there this past weekend was almost like a dream come true. We left Thursday night directly after our very last statistics test, so you can imagine how excited we were to skip out of the country and get away. We flew on a pretty sketchy RyanAir plane, but overall I was pretty happy with the service and flying experience. Who knew? When we arrived we found a taxi to take us to the city center where our hostel was, and after checking in, decided to peruse the streets of Dublin at night.
There were pubs galore, and because we were of age, we could take advantage of the nightlife and go in to listen to some authentic Irish bands. It’s like being in a different world honestly. And I’m not one to eat that many french fries with my meal, but they definitely have the best fries in the universe. I suppose if anyone can do potatoes though, it would be Ireland. Besides that, everyone was really kind, and there were police on every corner, so we all felt pretty safe.
We had planned prior to the trip to go on an excursion to the Cliffs of Moher, so a subset of our group got up pretty early to catch a tourbus. Our guide was one of the best that I have ever traveled with, and on the way home was even able to trade stories about different experiences we had had. The others in our Dublin group went to Cork and were able to kiss the Blarney stone. It seemed like they had just as much fun as we did. And while I’m on the subject, I should point out that you should go and read some of the other blogs because one group went to Stockholm, another went to Germany, and some even went to catch a soccer game in New Castle. Everywhere people went it was white, so we were pretty lucky that the weather was nice and the fields and countryside were all green. It was so refreshing! On our tour we stopped by the cliffs, an ancient abbey that didn’t even have the roof anymore, and this place called the Burren. It was actually really beautiful for being practically a wasteland.
After a day of touring, we slept really well just to get up the next day to spend some time in Dublin. We were able to see the Guinness factory, St. Jameson’s Distillery, and a really old jail I can never spell. Add me on facebook because there are some really great pictures! All in all, Dublin was a beautiful city. If you have a chance go on and have an Irish Coffee and tour the countryside of this beautiful country.
Moving forward, We started Management 207 this week, and I truly feel I can find my calling being a business major because everything we talk about fascinates me. Now that I’m through the first week and have my first traveling experience, I’m off to plan Easter! Thanks for reading!