Dublin: Signs of Christmas in the Emerald Isle

I visited Dublin back in November, on the weekend the terrorist attacks occurred in Paris. Unsurprisingly, my mind was preoccupied and my heart heavy with thoughts of Paris throughout¬†the weekend. I had a lot of plans for sightseeing in Dublin, but I wound up scrapping most of them, not feeling up to doing much. Instead, … More Dublin: Signs of Christmas in the Emerald Isle

Ireland, Day 4: Walking Among History and Finding Good Eats in Dublin

For more on Ireland, see my posts from Day 1, Day 2, and Day 3.¬† On our fourth day in Dublin (and our first full day on our Rick Steves tour), we did a lot of two things: walking and eating. It is my belief that, when on vacation, the former always justifies doing quite … More Ireland, Day 4: Walking Among History and Finding Good Eats in Dublin

Ireland, Day 3: Avoca Blankets, Georgian Doors, and Other Dublin Charms

For more on Ireland, see my posts from Day 1 and Day 2. Our third day in Dublin began with something I’ve never done before: attending church in a foreign country. While I’m not a regular churchgoer back home, I knew it was something my mom wanted to do, and it was quite interesting to … More Ireland, Day 3: Avoca Blankets, Georgian Doors, and Other Dublin Charms

Ireland, Day 2: A Stately Castle, A Spot of Tea, and an Irish Jig in Dublin

I will admit it: jetlag nearly broke my spirit on Day 1 of our trip to Ireland. I’m not sure why, but I had a harder time adjusting to the time difference than I ever have on previous Euro-trips. But by Day 2, however, I was in full-on traveler mode and ready to conquer some … More Ireland, Day 2: A Stately Castle, A Spot of Tea, and an Irish Jig in Dublin

Ireland, Day 1: Sipping on Guinness and Salivating over Sticky Toffee Pudding in Dublin

This summer, my job finished at the end of July, giving all of us summer associates a solid month off before starting law school in early September. Because of this, a common small talk question at social events was, “So, what are you doing with your time off?” My answer, obviously, was “I’m going to … More Ireland, Day 1: Sipping on Guinness and Salivating over Sticky Toffee Pudding in Dublin