Category: Dublin + London (Dual City)

Leaving London

As I am writing this, I am in my flat in London for the last time ever. It is bittersweet to leave London. Though I am excited to see my friends back home again, I will deeply miss London. I’ll miss the clean empty streets of South Kensington, the grassy lounging areas in Hyde Park, ...

Completing my London Bucket List

As my term at London is soon to come to an end, I find myself rushing to complete my bucket list of things to do in this amazing city.  I went to the famous Tate Modern (a modern and contemporary art museum). Honestly, I have never been a fan of modern art but this museum ...

Experiencing the Best of Museums in London

London is famous for their many (and I cannot emphasize this enough), many museums. Museums here are generally free. As someone who has done their co-op at the Delaware Museum of Natural History, I have greatly come to appreciate museums. I was especially excited to check out the Natural History Museum in London, as it ...

Escaping Busy London

My favorite thing to do in London is go to the many various parks spread throughout the city. There are eight royal parks located in London. Hyde Park and Kensington Gardens, Green Park, Regent’s Park and St James’s Park are the largest parks located in central London. Since London can be quite busy at times, ...

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 ...