Although I miss my family so much, I decided to stay for Christmas and take the amazing opportunity to travel around Europe. Having never been to Europe before this yeat, I could not resist the chance to experience new cultures, explore beautiful cities and embrace every moment of it. Thankfully, two other Victory Scholars, Raychelle and Megan, had this same desire. We traveled around Italy together, which was unbelievable. We saw the Coliseum in Rome, The David in Florence, and snapped a few hilarious pictures at the Leaning Tower of Pisa! We were some motivated travelers, waking up early each morning so that we could see as much as possible.
In addition, I was able to meet up with one of my classmates from Trinity while we were in Rome. He lives right outside of the city, so I was able to introduce him to Raychelle and Meg. With a local’s knowledge (and ability to speak Italian), we had the perfect tour guide. He showed us a few of his favorite places in Rome, including a list of unbelievable food places!
Before coming to Dublin, I knew that I would meet a bunch of new people and have life long connections in Ireland, but it is times like these that make me realize that this experience has given me connections all around the world.