We only had a day and a half in Dublin and everyone was pretty worn out from traveling, so our exploration was basically limited to the areas around our hotel. We separated into smaller groups and wandered around, but the whole group met up for a viking duck tour of Dublin. No, we didn't get to keep the helmets.
"DOES NOT PROVIDE PROTECTION."
I would like to know if anyone's ever tried to use this for protection.
Just some water and stuff.
Everything just looks...better.
Cows + approaching rain = Ireland.
We had a lot of orientation meetings for our first three mornings in Cork, which are not really worth describing. There are subtle (annoying) differences between the American academic system and the Irish system, so I'm sure that will require some adjustment once classes begin. Everything seems to be much more independent and less lecture-based, so we'll see how that goes. After orientation, we usually spent most of the afternoon in town shopping and just getting the lay of the land. Everyone in our group has an Irish cell phone now, so that makes coordinating things much easier.
On day 3, I decided to officially unpack. (Sorry, Mom.)
What beautiful organization. I mean, organisation.
Yeah, this is my school now.
I have class in this lovely building. Envy me.
A wild Hogwarts appears.
Washington Street, about 5 minutes from my flat.