During her winter break, my sister embarked on a Euro-Trip accompanied by her friend. And while my busy schedule prevented me from joining them on any of their adventures in different countries, they made Cork the final stop of their trip. Having my sister visit me while living in a different country is something incredible that neither of us ever would have predicted. Since we were kids, she was always the smart one who we all knew would be the most successful in the family, and I always imagined I’d be visiting her in a different country while she was conquering the world. The fact that she was able to visit me makes me even more grateful for this opportunity. It’s a great feeling being able to share my experience with her, and give her some insight into everything Ireland has taught me over my time here. Even though she was only here for six days, I was able to show her all around the great City of Cork and she was able to see how I live on a day to day basis. She got to meet some of my teammates and also got to experience what a true Irish pub is like. I’m not sure she actually understood what they were saying half the time, but the big smile on her face expressed how much fun she was having to trying to figure it out. We even got a chance to kiss the Blarney Stone and explore the incredible grounds that the Castle is surrounded by. On the last day of her visit, we made the trip to see the Cliffs of Moher. Even though it took a total of eight travel hours for only a 45-minute visit, it was without a doubt worth it. The sheer power and force that the crashing waves create against the steep and daunting cliffs is truly a breathtaking experience. When her visit was over, it was a difficult goodbye, but I’m so glad she got to visit and see what life in Ireland is like. Can’t wait to see you in the summer Log!