First and foremost I will miss all the wonderful friends I have made here. They have made my time
in Dublin so fun and memorable and helped me to not be so homesick.
Big shout out goes to Inge who not only was super nice and friendly, but also introduced me to her awesome friends - Sadhbh, Jenny, Eoin, Riley and Michelle. I had so much fun hanging out with them. We've had lovely dinners, hung out, drank tea and watched the Hills.It will definitely be weird not to see them on weekends, as it has become part of my life. And I'm sure they'll miss all my wonderful picture taking skills and quick facebook posts!
Obviously I came here to "study" and while I was,I met some great people at school. There are just two many great people to name, but I gotta shout out to my EU group - Lisa and Philip and my fellow American Bianca. I've had fun partying with everyone at Proby, really brought me back to the college dorm days back in undergrad. It was actually Philip who brought me to my first Proby party, so thanks for that buddy! The Smurfit Fancy Dress Party was super fun, as was introducing flip cup to the UCD peeps, and celebrating classes being over at the Howl at the Moon. Everyone has been so nice and welcoming, its just been so great. I will be sad to not come back next semester, and to not be able to go on some of the trips and activities that everyone is planning.
I will definitely miss the traveling and the handiness of being so
close to so many European cities. Its fantastic how you can just hop on a one to two hour plane ride and be in a whole new place. I will miss my traveling buddies - Katherine and Carol, who were also my neighbors in the Gasworks. We've beentraveled on the weekends, explored new places and tried new food. Edinburgh was an awesome trip, we had Haggis, fried mars bars and did a lovely afternoon tea. Brugge, which was most recent was absolutely LOVELY! The city was so cute and quaint and we had a great time eating chocolate, mussels, frites and delicious fluffy buttery Belgium Waffles. Thru Kathy, I also became friend with Lydie, a wonderful and superfun French Girl who was nice enough to not only show me around and take me to great places to eat, but also let me borrow her TV so I could watch movies and do my Taebo Videos. Thanks Lydie!
Other things I'll miss:
- Being able to walk or take public transportion and not having to drive
- My very cool apartment - the Alliance
- The non pressured school life as I took all my classes pass/fail
- Koppaberg and Bulmers (hard to find cider at home)
- Cadbury Chocolate
- Lunches at Google
- Dinner parties at my apartment
- Shopping on Grafton and Henry street
- Being able to go out and no one having to be the designated driver
- Just living in a cool city like Dublin