On a whim last week, I booked an inexpensive flight to Copenhagen from Edinburgh for 1 day. So much has happened over the past week (my 24th birthday, the death of my grandfather, American Thanksgiving, and handed in 1 postgraduate final paper), that I wasn't sure if I could handle it, but to be honest … Continue reading 24 Hours in Copenhagen
Recently a friend asked me if I liked camping. After a lengthy, dead-panned stare I uttered ‘no,’ however I reflected on my answer because something seemed to be bothering me. I realized as a child I detested camping (what was that noise, a thought that would reverberate through my mind in the middle of the … Continue reading Rebels Camping: A Sicilian Night Under the Stars
I spent two days in Killarney (albeit, one day dedicated to the Ring of Kerry, see post here). I made a point of going to see the National Park, and more specifically Ross Castle. The river walk is pleasant too. On the way there, I saw these aching rain clouds quickly racing across the mountains. … Continue reading Ross Castle in Killarney National Park
While in southwest Ireland, I visited the Ring of Kerry, otherwise called the Iveragh Peninsula. The landscape boasts the views of the coastline and mountainous terrain. Before the tour I worried over the rain, however I had (the Irish) luck on my side. The rain clouds cleared by the afternoon time. Our route traveled from … Continue reading Around the Ring of Kerry We Go!
As I finished up the last of my midterm papers, I decided to come to Cork. Today I traveled further south to visit Cobh, a port used by many of the emigrants in the 1800s. One such Cobh emigrant was my great grandfather, Daniel Patrick O'Sullivan. Cobh, Little Island and Fota make up three islands … Continue reading Cobh, Cork’s Cove
As I’m planning to focus my dissertation on (cue the drum roll, please) HERITAGE my academic advisers in the International Relations program are allowing me to focus 3 of my 6 courses on art and material culture/heritage/archaeology. I'm currently taking a Battlefield Archaeological course on Art and War, and was invited me to come on … Continue reading A Field Trip to Archaeological Conflict Sites
The harbor area of Oban is refreshing and quaint. Be sure to grab a take-away latte or fish and chips to bring to the port, and enjoy the mirror images of the boats reflect across harbor. We visited McCaig’s Tower to see a panoramic view of the port and city. In the picture above, you … Continue reading Oban and Isle of Seil