February 9th, 2015 | Uncategorized
I didn’t waste time after Christmas to start exploring Europe. The trip would officially begin with Kara’s arrival in Dublin at 8:30 am on the 26th. Unfortunately, this meant I was boarding a 6 am bus the day after Christmas, but to be fair Kara had started her travels on Christmas day.
Let the adventures begin! Kara and I got a taste of Dublin as we spent the day there before our evening departure for Paris. I basked in the final moments of being able to communicate effectively with everyone, although surprisingly the signs in Dublin had Gaelic first.
We both only knew a few phrases in French at best, which at times made me wish I had my mother there to translate. In Paris we would be spending our nights in a small flat, and by that I mean 15m by 2m (just barely the length of a mattress). Some may have viewed the location on the 6th floor of a building with no elevator to be a downside, but we embraced it as a mini workout each time we took the spiral staircase. It had everything we needed and since it had a diagonal ceiling (which I occasionally hit my head on) compliments of the roof, we called it our rooftop suite!
Victory Scholar: Ryan Ansel
Present University: Ulster University
Alma Mater: Davidson College
Conference: Atlantic 10