There and Back Again: A Student’s Tale

18 April 2010 | No Comments

We now return to our regularly scheduled programming… After 3 long weeks of traveling all across Europe, I am finally back in York, my home away from home. I hope you did not mind the gap in my blog posting, and enjoyed following my updates on Twitter/Facebook as I went. Now, if I wrote about… Read more.

Spring Break: Provincie Zeeland, the Netherlands

16 April 2010 | No Comments

Amsterdam to Tholen Once again I packed my bag for another journey. Today I was going to Tholen, in the province of Zeeland, to see my Opa (grandpa) and uncle and family. The town where my father was born and raised. I ate krentenbollen met kaas and eierkoekje for breakfast, washing it down with a… Read more.

Spring Break: Heerhugowaard and Amsterdam, the Netherlands

14 April 2010 | No Comments
Grachtenhuizen and house boats along Amsterdam canals

Cork to Amsterdam to Alkmaar My phone alarm went off at 2:30 AM. I woke up extra early this morning because I wanted to make sure I got to the Cork City Airport before my 6 AM flight. I tapped Erin awake to whisper goodbye, and slipped out of the hostel as silently as possible…. Read more.

Spring Break: Kinsale, Republic of Ireland

12 April 2010 | 1 Comment
James Fort, Kinsale, Ireland

Kinsale (Cheann t-Sáile) At the suggestion of the nice old lady on the Burren/Cliffs tour, Erin and I decided to go to Kinsale. It was Erin’s birthday, so it was nice to get out of Cork for one final Irish getaway. Before we left, I quickly printed my boarding pass for the next day, when… Read more.

Video Clip: James Fort, Kinsale, Ireland

12 April 2010 | No Comments

Watch a short clip from James Fort in Kinsale, Ireland.

Spring Break: Cork, Republic of Ireland

11 April 2010 | No Comments
Colorful buildings on the Grand Parade in Cork

Cork (Corcaigh): The Rebel City I slept surprisingly OK for having my foot grabbed in the middle of the night at the Snoozles Hostel in Galway. After the laundry staff returned my towel and washcloth, Erin and I had breakfast. Before boarding our coach to Cork, we stopped in a Centra to buy food for… Read more.

Video Clip: Cliffs of Moher, Ireland

9 April 2010 | No Comments

Watch a short video clip at the Cliffs of Moher in Ireland.

Spring Break: Dublin to Galway, The Burren, & The Cliffs of Moher, Republic of Ireland

9 April 2010 | 1 Comment
The Cliffs of Moher, looking toward Hag's Head

Dublin (Baile Átha Cliath) From Newgrange, I boarded the bus back to Drogheda. At noon, I headed out from there to Dublin. It turns out I needed two extra euros to get to the Dublin Busaras (main station), but the driver let me get away with 83 cents. I had accidentally bought a ticket to… Read more.

Spring Break: Newgrange & Knowth, Republic of Ireland

7 April 2010 | No Comments
Newgrange Passage Tomb

Writer’s Note: It has been one full year since my Semester in Britain, therefore one full year since the events in this blog post. But I wanted to finish my blog. Think of it as me telling the rest of my story, even though I’ve been back for a while. I’m using my journals as… Read more.

Spring Break: Northern Ireland

6 April 2010 | 2 Comments
Columnar basalt of Giant's Causeway

My spring break saga continues. … I woke up in my IKEA-esque bed in Pisa, Italy, ready for a whole day of traveling. (I am almost certain that all the furniture in our hostel/apartment was from the famous Swedish furniture store bedecked with blue and yellow.) Jenica and Melissa’s mission to accompany Mary to the… Read more.