Déjà vu in Europe

5/24/2016 By Ally Hamzey I knew when coming here that the amount of history that Europe has is substantially more dense than the amount America has. I never knew how different it would feel once I saw such landmarks and layers of history with my own eyes, though. There’s some sort of bizarre connection to old places…

Touring Guinness: Studying abroad is hard

By Ally Hamzey 5/23/2016 Yet another incredibly boring and uneventful day passed by on my study abroad today as we toured the Guinness Storehouse and the Irish Parliament. I mean, could class get worse as a study abroad student? (Was that too sarcastic? Anyways.) I was enthralled by the museum in its entirety, but even…

A week full of Owen Wilson “Wow”s

5/20/2016 By Ally Hamzey If I could summarize my reaction to the breathtaking, mind boggling sight that was Slieve League Cliffs, in a precise manner, it would be an Owen Wilson-esque, “Wow.” In addition, I was unsure if the sights I saw yesterday were from a viral post on Tumblr or a green screen for…

Savage craic!

5/19/16 By Ally Hamzey I have seen an incredible amount of breathtaking, jarring sights the past week in Ireland. Every single one has left me humbled and incredibly appreciative to be where I am. I can say though, however, when we hiked up Slieve League Cliffs, I had never been so moved by a sight…

Hi(story)

5/18/2016 By Ally Hamzey Storytelling is what makes history intriguing to most. It isn’t usually the numbers or the dates, it is almost always the personal stories associated with history that compel. The rich history of this country is much richer when supported with tales or stories associated with the history. These stories can be…