Friday, January 16, 2009

Dublin: I finally made it!

Greetings from Dublin!

I decided to start this blog as a way to keep my friends back at home updated on my situation, as well as a sort of personal diary. I've only been here about two weeks, but I'll do my best to recount what's gone down.

Here's a little background: I am attending Trinity College in Dublin. It was founded in 1592, so as you might imagine, the campus is gorgeous. It's odd going to class every day and constantly running into tourists who are probably there to take pictures and see the Book of Kells. 

However, I am living hella far away from school. The apartments are nice enough, but we have to take the Luas (pronounced Louis) to get to school -- the whole trip totals about a half hour. Once there, I'm centrally located in Dublin, and I actually walk down Grafton street, a.k.a. Mally's street, to get to Trinity. Okay, maybe nobody else calls it Mally's street, but she will when she visits in February -- shops line the street.

Oh, one more thing: I named this blog Coke and Craic because those are the two things I have found very prominent in my life these past two weeks. Mock me if you must, but having Coke in Dublin is such a comfort. So many things are just slightly different here, so it's nice to buy a Coke and know that you're actually getting a Coke. Craic is the Irish word for fun. Self-explanatory. 

Right. Actually, I'll tell you what I've been up to on my next post, because I feel like playing around with blogspot's formatting. 

I'm also video blogging for IES this semester. Check that out here.