australia · Austria · Big Island of Hawaii · Canada · france · ireland · Japan · poland · scandinavia · Slovakia · Switzerland · Turkey · Uncategorized · United Kingdom · World Foods

What I Ate: Iconic Eats

It’s a very special What I Ate Wednesday… It’s my birthday! This year I’m celebrating with some of my favorite and most iconic “eats” around the world. When one thinks of Paris, they think of the Eiffel Tower… and a macaron. When one thinks of England, they think of Big Ben… and fish ‘n chips.… Continue reading What I Ate: Iconic Eats

ireland · Uncategorized

10 Photos for Ireland

This Faraway Friday happens to fall on… St. Patrick’s Day! So here are 10 photos to inspire your wanderlust for the Emerald Isle! 10. Driving on the “Other Side” Unless you live in the UK, Japan, Australia, or South Africa, there is a high chance you drive on the right. Driving on the left side… Continue reading 10 Photos for Ireland

ireland · Uncategorized · World Foods

What to Eat in Ireland

It’s What I Ate Wednesday! This week’s entry is coming at you from the Emerald Isle: Ireland! Breakfast A typical Irish breakfast includes toast, a fried egg, sausages, bacon, tomato, pickles, and baked beans. Above are two variations from the B&Bs we stayed in. This type of breakfast lasted me quite a long time, which… Continue reading What to Eat in Ireland

ireland · Uncategorized

Leapin’ Leprechauns!

Originally published 21 November 2012. Sunday morning, my friend’s friend, Angela, swung by with a cab to pick us up for church. I knew Angela via my friend Andrea, who studied in Dublin last year. It was nice to finally meet in person! Meeting and worshipping with Christians in other countries and seeing their dedication… Continue reading Leapin’ Leprechauns!

ireland · Uncategorized

Faeries and Faerytales!

Originally published 23 November 2012. Saturday night’s activity was the very best of the trip, in my humble opinion! We made it to the Brazen Head, the oldest pub in Dublin, dating from 1195, just in time to get to our seats and place our orders. Helena, the storyteller, greeted us and was just a… Continue reading Faeries and Faerytales!

ireland · Uncategorized

First Impressions of Dublin

Originally published 19 November 2012. Our first day in Dublin was definitely a good one! Yesterday’s adventure in Cork was a bit of a bust, but once we got to Dublin, the excitement was on! We decided to do the Hop on-Hop off bus tour and get an overview of everything before deciding what to… Continue reading First Impressions of Dublin

ireland · Uncategorized

The Not So Great Escape

Originally published 14 November 2012. An economist, an engineer and a professional communicator rent a car in Ireland. They begin to drive on the “wrong” side of the road (the left). And off they go to find a Great Gaelic Experience! For our first feat: driving on the left! Somehow, all the rental car people could… Continue reading The Not So Great Escape