9.21.2013

The Most Important Travel Tip of All

Two weeks ago, I learned the most important travel tip of all time. And it is this:

Don’t get deported.

Technically, I was not deported. Technically, they just told me to leave. Refused to renew my visa.

Via tumblr.com.

Via tumblr.com.

“That’s not deportation. If you’re deported, they pay for the flight!” my dad pointed out, just a little too late.

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9.3.2013

Confession: I Have a Dog Problem

Actually, I have lots of problems. But my biggest problem is taking photos when I travel … photos of a particular species. And no, it isn’t humans.

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8.28.2013

Things Drunk Irish People Say to an Oscar Wilde Statue

My bedroom window is approximately 10 feet above a Galway-famous Oscar Wilde statue.

Instead of saying my address, which the pizza guy never finds, I tell people my apartment is “by the Oscar Wilde statue.” What does this mean for my entertainment?

It means I overhear a lot of people talking to an inanimate object.

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8.14.2013

The Birthplace of Harry Potter

There’s a coffee shop in Edinburgh, Scotland, that claims to be the birthplace of Harry Potter. Or, more specifically, the cafe in which J.K. Rowling wrote much of her early Harry Potter novels.

Being a Potterhead (as you already know I am from this and this), I couldn’t be in Edinburgh and not visit!

The coffee house is called “The Elephant House,” and it’s on Marshall Street, an easy stroll from the Royal Mile.

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No, no, wrong elephant.
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Elephant House sign

Yeah, that’s the one.

Now, I don’t like coffee and I’m not entirely on the tea bandwagon, but the place served food, so I thought I’d go and have a meal there.

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8.9.2013

Shoe Challenge Accepted

I have a lot of shoes.

But the weird thing is that I don’t wear a lot of shoes.

I came to this conclusion a few months back while moving from my old house in Galway to a new apartment in the city centre. I felt like this:

Until I realized just how much shit can accumulate in 10 months.

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