All posts by Alisha Solaiman

The First Days in London

London is like a mix of New York and Washington D.C. It has a similar energy to New York but looks more like Washington D.C. with its vast white buildings and architecture. There are tourists everywhere! London is a very easy city to navigate. Instead of Septa, they call it the Tube. Through our program ...

Time to Say Goodbye to Ireland

Unfortunately,  the time has come to say goodbye to Dublin. I have thoroughly enjoyed my time in Dublin and have come to love the city for its greenery and the environmentally friendly efforts the city takes on. Most stores in Ireland make you pay for bags in an effort to encourage people to bring their ...

Making Connections to the History of Ireland

Before visiting Ireland, it is important to read up on its history. Before coming to Dublin, I was not aware of the political tensions between The Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland. In my Irish Culture and Society class, we have learned so much about the lasting effects of the Troubles and how it influences ...

Dublin On A Budget

Traveling can be the experience of a lifetime. However, a big consequence that comes with that experience is the loss of funds. As a college student studying abroad in Dublin, I take every opportunity to look for deals and coupons. Fortunately, grocery shopping in Dublin is relatively cheap compared to how it is in the ...

Weather and Scenery in Wicklow Mountains

Ireland is known for its gorgeous scenery. Just 40 minutes outside Dublin you will encounter luscious green mountains, hundreds of grazing sheep by the grassy hills, and streams teeming with wildlife. Unfortunately, it can be a little hard to enjoy the scenery if you are unprepared for the weather. Weather in Ireland is entirely unpredictable. ...

Adventures in Dublin

My first week in Dublin has been quite an adventure! I have never traveled to Ireland or this area of Europe before, so I wasn’t sure what to expect. Our apartment is located in South Dublin, right next to the famous Guinness Storehouse. Dublin is honestly very similar to Philadelphia. Both cities are very historic ...