Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Rastafari, jah

This week, starting on the March 16th, I am going to Amsterdam, Brussels, and Budapest - and I'm doing it in 11 days.

I cannot begin to say how thankful I am for this opportunity. Studying in Ireland is itself something to relish in, but adding a trip like this makes it that much more valuable. Before coming here, traveling around Europe was a major goal of mine and my friends. It's simply inexcusable to be so close and not, at the very least, try to see more of Europe. I'm lucky enough to be going forth and executing this plan with good people.

Amsterdam is a place I've been to before, but not for an extended period of time. Everyone knows about the hype Amsterdam generates and deservingly so. I intend to indulge in the cities canals, parks, museums, heineken, and...you know...to my fullest abilities. There will be no regrets.

gonna have to check this place out in Brussels, for sure
Brussels, Belgium is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful cities in the world. The city is home to the greatest beer selection anywhere, and yes, I'm very damn happy to say that. There are around three bars with over 2000+ choices of beer. Not going to lie, I'm am going savor every last drop. As an obligation, and not a bad one at that, I'll be checking out St. Michael's cathedral while I'm there. The architecture in old cities like this one is out of this world and not taking a look would be a great injustice.

Budapest is the only city we are all somewhat unsure about. We don't know what there is to do or see other than the typical tourist attractions. This, in my opinion, is a good thing. Going in blind means no expectations and plenty of intuition - from my own experience, this yields more fun results. Oh, and there currency happens to be pretty week, so we'll be living like kings. King of the Castle (in my Borat voice).

stay gorgeous, Galway
Last weekend we went to Galway for a night. Galway is unlike any other place I've been to in Ireland, though it does fit the typical Irish stereotype. Very, very small city with an overwhelming amount of pubs and plenty of tourists walking down the streets. Perhaps the best thing about the city was it's street performers. They were on every corner. Singers, bands, guys doing soccer tricks, sculptors, engravers...you name it and they probably had it. Also, I got a burrito there. I needed that burrito. I love burritos. If you love burritos, I love you. If you're ever in Galway, check out The Quay's Pub.

Anyway, this is just a brief update on what's been happening. Remember, always be thankful for every thing you get to experience - it makes you, you. When I get back from this trip of a lifetime, I'll have more to say, but until then, be jealous :)

stay t(l)u(i)n(t)ed...

(soundtrack to this blog: Night Nurse by Gregory Isaacs)

(and March Madness starts this week. you bet your ass i'll be watching UCONN no matter where I am)

1 comment:

  1. Galway is my old stomping grounds - I am glad you loved it!! I loved right parallel to Quay St. Keep updated the blog - I am re-living my 3 years in Ireland vicariously through you!