Last week was Jordan's Birthday, a great friend of mine in my program. All of the girls decided to dress fancy and go to Mcswiggans for dinner. There was a table of almost 20 and Brian (our program coordinator), Rachael (Brian's friend) and Michelle (the girl from the peace corps) came out and joined us to celebrate. Dinner was a blast. Drink after drink!
We then made our way out to our favorite two pubs' here…. The Kings Head and The Front Door. We got to listen to some live music and dance the night away. Liam took me to the Spanish arch (sparch) late that night and it was so fun to chitchat and view the beautiful landscape.
The next night we went to our favorite pubs' again and had an after party at my place with tons of new friends we met from Belfast. We all stayed up till the sun rose, which made it very hard to get on the bus the fallowing morning for an educational trip.
This past weekend at the educational trip in Dingle, which is 4 hours away, Jordan and I got to know each other very well. Usually your whole program goes together… but Jordan and I switched dates in order to go to Oxygen Music Festival in Punchestown Ireland this Friday. Dingle was a lot of fun, but small compared to Galway. We missed our home very much along with all of our friends. The first night we sat on our hostel bed for hours drinking wine and laughing. We then walked the little city of Dingle to find out we had more fun sitting and talking to each other in our room.
We had a random roommate whose name is Molly and she was so amazingly sweet. She goes to school at Marquette and we actually have many friends in common. In Dingle we often walked the little town at night, but had some problems meeting new people because of the size of the city. The pubs' were very quite and the people were not as ready to talk to Americans as they are here in Galway. We did meet the guy who worked the reception desk at our hostel, which made our night a lot more fun because he was so talkative and interesting.
In Dingle on Saturday, we went to the beach; saw some churches, and an interesting cemetery. Dingle has a wonderful view of land and water, which made it nice to walk around regardless of where we were going. There is a famous dolphin that lives in dingle named Fungi that I really wanted to see but didn't have a chance too.
On Sunday my sister came into town with her boyfriend Tom! I was so excited to see her and I am even more excited that I get to celebrate the fourth of July with her here tonight!
Life is unreal here…. And I am having a GRAND time!