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GIVING DUBLIN A SECOND CHANCE

Ever since I was little, I dreamed about visiting Ireland, especially Dublin. Like so many others, my ancestors immigrated from Ireland and I felt this connection to a country I had only read about and seen in pictures. In college, I even took a course on the history of Ireland, making my connection even stronger. I had this idea in my head of what I thought Dublin would be like and I really believed I would feel this immediate “at home” feeling as soon as I arrived. Sadly, I didn’t feel that way at all.

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VODKA AND PIEROGIS: MY FIRST TRIP TO POLAND

I have a confession to make. When I first started this blog, I didn’t dedicate any time to it. And when I moved to Spain, I told myself I would have nothing but time. Truth is, I really do have a lot of time on my hands, sometimes too much time. I’ve also just gotten a little lazy. Between my Netflix marathons and siestas, working on my blog was pushed aside. While on vacation in Germany and Austria over the holidays, I made myself write out a few blog posts that were long overdue, including this one about my first trip to Poland.

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CHECKING IN: MY FIRST WEEK IN MADRID

Friends and family have been asking for updates and wanting to know what I’ve been up to since I arrived in Madrid last week. And to be honest, my life has been kind of boring. Since I had a list of things to do when I arrived including finding an apartment, I haven’t been able to see the sights or do much of anything fun. Here’s what I was up to my first week. I know once I’m settled and have a routine, my life will be more interesting. Hopefully.

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