Hello dear readers! What an incredible year it has been. As the ball dropped to signify the transition from 2018 to 2019, I - like many folks - reflected on the vast difference 365 days can make. A year ago, I was going through one of the most challenging and painful times of my life. … Continue reading Reconnection complete
Hello again, dear readers! This is a post I’ve been avoiding since Germany. It’s painful, complex, and will result in (I’m certain) many questions – as it does with any major life event. On my second Germany post, I promised a reason as to why poor Berlin had to wait so long for its chance … Continue reading Hold your own, know your name, and go your own way.
One of my favorite ways to enjoy a new culture is by partaking in local cuisine. Whether it’s Escargot in France, Poutine in Canada, or Wurst in Germany, food is a delicious way to learn more about the country and its people. Ireland is no exception. While Ireland has undergone a culinary revamp in the … Continue reading Feed me! – Dublin edition
As we quickly approach the one week mark – we’re in the single digits! – I have begun to reminisce about my past German adventures. Back when I was merely a 17-year-old high school German student on an exchange program. I found my little box of memories from my GAPP (German American Partnership Program) trip. … Continue reading Apparently, I’ve been there
At just over two weeks away from our trip, the last minute preparations have begun! I’m following Hofbräu-Festzelt on Facebook for Oktoberfest updates, downloaded the official Oktoberfest.de app (It's a pretty cool app - it has a countdown calendar, a photo option complete with an Oktoberfest filter, maps, and other general tips for when you're … Continue reading Noch Zwei Wochen!
Hello dear readers! Well, I've been back stateside for a grand total of five days. Of those five, I've worked two, St Patrick's Day was one, and I was just off recovering for the other two. I've been a bit, shall we say, lost for words since my return as well, hence no posts of … Continue reading Stateside
Hello to all from the lovely Dublin Airport! Last song of the day is "Farewell to Carlingford" by the Dubliners. This morning I finished packing, ate my last free breakfast at Avalon House, and decided to go one one last stroll to Saint Patrick's Park. The sun was shining once more, owners played with their … Continue reading Farewell to Carlingford