In which I appreciate modern art.
My day started off in typical awkward fashion when I boarded the hop-on hop-off tourist bus with live commentary and was the only one riding the bus. To paint a clearer picture: it was me and the driver on this double decker bus, and he was narrating the trip to just me. And I’d already heard the whole thing twice the day before. Thank god other people got on before he started singing Molly...
I like to read and stuff.
Today I went to check out Hodges Figgis, a bookstore that was founded in Dublin in the 18th century and has been called one of the top ten bookstores in the world. Three floors of meticulously organized shelves full of books (and that’s not even including the bargain basement). It was perfect. Such a nice change from the Chapters stores I am used to back in Canada. I spent at least an hour...
She, she, she. What she? The virgin at Hodges Figgis’ window on Monday looking...– James Joyce, Ulysses
jessecrouch asked: Cool blog! I like reading about your Europe trip =)
Why does Ireland have so many palm trees?
Hello internet! I left Canada just a little bit over a week ago. Since last time I updated here, Kate and I stealthily set off for a road trip to the southern part of Ireland. I say stealthily because we conveniently neglected to inform our parents that we were renting a car for the trip. Anyway, we picked up the car from the airport then hit the road, stopping at the Rock of Cashel (apparently...
1. Airports are fun!* Not really scary like I thought they would be on my own. I got to ride a bus between terminals. I only went in the wrong line once, and I realized it before I had to be pointed in the right direction.. And as I posted earlier, I think I might have seen Josh Groban. 2. I met an American girl who asked me if we use dollars in Canada. Actually. And she thought that Chicago was...
Reblog: Abroad Resolution #2: Buy experiences, not...
thetalesfromthethreshold: Train tickets, plane tickets, theatre tickets, street performer tips, delicious meals, memories, social connectedness. The more intangible, the better. I like this. :) Also it makes me feel less guilty about having spent almost €200 on concert tickets before even leaving the country.
I think I just saw Josh Groban go through customs...
That is all.
Just casually up in the middle of the night
obsessing over what I have to do in all these airports. I am leaving tomorrow afternoon! If I make it through Trudeau and Heathrow without getting majorly lost and possibly abducted it will be a miracle. Same with Charles De Gaulle in a few weeks, and I’ve only heard terrifying things about that place. But we’ll cross that bridge when we get to it.
Jasmine's England blog.
jasminehare: Guys, I made a new blog! It’s a travel blog. Everyone else was doing it, so I figured I’d better. I’m leaving for England in less than two weeks for an exchange, and this blog will be about that. And travel stuff. So yeah. Y’all should follow it! http://jasmineenglish.tumblr.com/ Note: I was going for a Johnny English thing. Jasmine English. Get it? That’s funny, right…? ...
Today's challenge: packing.
I am typically a very very very light traveller, so the idea of taking multiple gigantic suitcases with me on such a big journey has been stressing me out. I’ve been known to get off the train with only a very tiny floral backpack to spend an entire week home on break from school. I don’t know where I get it from, as my mom, who is always shocked when I tell her I haven’t checked...
I have a few resolutions. Some of them are for the next few months of the new year, some are for later on and some are pretty general. Trying to be reasonable here, and by reasonable I of course mean I tried to avoid formally resolving to do anything involving exercise. Go to Switzerland. Visit Victoria in Vienna. Meet up with Jasmine in England. Bring back good transfer grades. Not have to...
French by Heart
by Rebecca Ramsey I found this as an e-book in my local library’s collection and decided to check it out (literally….ha…haha). It is essentially the author’s memoir of her family’s four years spent living in France. Definitely a light read but most of the time I’d finish a chapter and find that I couldn’t put it down, wanting to read just one more...