To the North

As I am writing this I currently waiting on the bus to return to Dublin from Belfast. It has definitely been a weekend to remember. To be honest, I am not quite sure how I made it. Navigating the entire city without any proper planning or reliable internet definitely proved to be a challenge. At the same time, it made me realize that I am capable of achieving more than I give myself credit for.

One of favorite parts of the weekend was definitely visiting a pub for karaoke night. The best part of the night, however, was not the singing itself but the friends we were able to make that night. This particular pub was full of an older crowd who were all probably above the age of 50. So when we first came in we werent sure how well we would fit in. I couldn’t have been more wrong. It was such a positive experience. I didnt realize I would be able to connect not only with people 3 times my age but also people coming from a different cultural background. It reminded me that in the end we are all pretty much the same.

Overall, as the guidebook says, Irish people are very kind and welcoming which has made the transition to life here far easier. That in combination with the opportunity to take in the natural beauty and wonders that this island has to offer has already made.