Crossing off the Irish Counties: Roscommon

Ireland is a small country. Driving from tip to tip, Creeslough, Co. Donegal to Bantry, Co. Cork, will take six hours and 52 minutes (Google Maps). To put this in perspective, it took me longer to drive from my hometown Kinburn, ON to my university in London, ON, and that isn't even the full length…

How to become a Dublin “local” in under a week.

It's official. I am a Dublin local. How, you ask? I am renting a flat, I have a job, I have a phone, I walk when the light is red, and I've ventured away from Temple Bar and Grafton Street. Here's how I settled into Dublin in five days: Step 1: Mobile phone Before you…

You never know when a stranger will change your life

wait·ing/ˈwātiNG/ Noun: The action of staying where one is or delaying action until a particular time or until something else happens. "Waiting" is a word that I have become very familiar with this year. I returned to Canada in February with the intention of "waiting" for three months for my new visa to be approved…