Third Month Studying Abroad in Galway, Ireland

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Christina Augusztin

 
When people say that their time studying abroad flew by, they really are not lying. As I sit here writing my blog post for my third month abroad I cannot believe that my time here is almost over. From a shocking snowstorm in Ireland to wandering the streets of Italy, the month of March was full of many new surprises and adventures! Below are just a few of my experiences!

Fun Times in Galway

Galway, Ireland

Much to everyone's surprise a huge snowstorm hit the country of Ireland at the beginning of the month. Most of the country was put on a Red Alert, grocery stores were closed, and Universitys (including my University, NUIG) cancelled classes for a couple of days. My roommates and I decided to the make the most of the snowstorm by making a huge snowman in front of our apartment!

Later in the month, my Italian roommate Cristina and her friends decided to teach us how to make authentic Italian pizza! After experiencing how good it tastes, I will never look at any type of pizza the same again!

Cliffs of Moher Day Trip

Cliffs of Moher, Lislorkan North, County Clare, Ireland

During the month of March I also went on a day trip to the Cliffs of Moher! On the way there I explored an ancient cave, stopped in a little Irish cafe for lunch, and took some amazing pictures on the edge of the Cliffs of Moher. The views from the Cliffs were absolutely amazing-- making this hands down one of my favorite days in Ireland.

Dublin for St. Patrick's Day

Dublin, Ireland

On March 17th, I traveled to Dublin with my roommate to experience a true Irish St. Patrick's Day. We went to the world famous parade, checked out the Temple Bar area, and went to St. Patrick's Cathedral!

Spring Break Trip to Italy

Italy

For Spring Break a couple of my friends and I visited Naples, Capri, Pompeii, and Rome in Italy! We got to see the bright blue waters of Capri, ancient ruins in Pompeii, and the famous catacombs in Naples! In Rome we visited the iconic Trevi Fountain, Colosseum, and even got to visit Vatican City during Holy Week! I should also mention that throughout the course of the trip we consumed way more pizza, pasta, and gelato than is considered humanely possible!

Naples, Italy

Naples, Metropolitan City of Naples, Italy

Pompeii, Italy

Pompeii, Metropolitan City of Naples, Italy

Capri, Italy

Capri, Metropolitan City of Naples, Italy

 

Fun Times in Galway

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Galway, Ireland
Much to everyone's surprise a huge snowstorm hit the country of Ireland at the beginning of the month. Most of the country was put on a Red Alert, grocery stores were closed, and Universitys (including my University, NUIG) cancelled classes for a couple of days. My roommates and I decided to the make the most of the snowstorm by making a huge snowman in front of our apartment!

Later in the month, my Italian roommate Cristina and her friends decided to teach us how to make authentic Italian pizza! After experiencing how good it tastes, I will never look at any type of pizza the same again!
 

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Cliffs of Moher Day Trip

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Cliffs of Moher, Lislorkan North
During the month of March I also went on a day trip to the Cliffs of Moher! On the way there I explored an ancient cave, stopped in a little Irish cafe for lunch, and took some amazing pictures on the edge of the Cliffs of Moher. The views from the Cliffs were absolutely amazing-- making this hands down one of my favorite days in Ireland.
 

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Dublin for St. Patrick's Day

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Dublin, Ireland
On March 17th, I traveled to Dublin with my roommate to experience a true Irish St. Patrick's Day. We went to the world famous parade, checked out the Temple Bar area, and went to St. Patrick's Cathedral!
 

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Spring Break Trip to Italy

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Italy,
For Spring Break a couple of my friends and I visited Naples, Capri, Pompeii, and Rome in Italy! We got to see the bright blue waters of Capri, ancient ruins in Pompeii, and the famous catacombs in Naples! In Rome we visited the iconic Trevi Fountain, Colosseum, and even got to visit Vatican City during Holy Week! I should also mention that throughout the course of the trip we consumed way more pizza, pasta, and gelato than is considered humanely possible!
 

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Naples, Italy

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Naples, Metropolitan City of Naples
 

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Pompeii, Italy

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Pompeii, Metropolitan City of Naples
 

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Capri, Italy

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Capri, Metropolitan City of Naples
 

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