THE PHOTO EDITION.
Upon arrival in Ireland, I expected boredom, green, green, Niall Horan, and green. I did not expect to fall so in love with a country, a culture, and a people that when I learned Dublin was a study abroad option for me, I felt a strong pull to go back–12 days wasn’t enough. It’s not that the food was outstanding like it may be in Venice. The ocean certainly is not as blue as Santorini, and Lahinch is not Hawaii but amidst the chaos that was clogging my head with moving across the country the month after, big personal changes, and overcoming self-confidence issues, the land offered me a kind of peace I hadn’t seen in a while. The Ireland I met didn’t expect anything of me, it didn’t push me; it enveloped me in sweet and soft winds, genuine smiles, and, of course, pints. Lots of pints. I can’t wait to be back.