While in Ireland, I hope to learn more about the Viking culture from over 1,000 years ago. I find this interesting because Vikings settled in Dublin in 841 AD and created trade routes. I would find it interesting to learn how Vikings did “business” by trading with other groups of people. Did they rule by force? Were they more democratic than the way they are perceived? I also find it fascinating that Dublin was used as this trade hub, as it is now a “hot spot” for Global Business. Vikings must have capitalized on the Dublin port when making trades through Longship, just as business leaders do today when trying to import goods to Dublin. I am excited to see the friendliness of the Irish people and how accepting they are of Americans. I hope to see Viking Influence in the Architecture near the apartments and at Trinity College.
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