“Advertising in Wales” – By Alex Martinez

Today was beyond enlightening. Visiting the Golley Slater advertising agency in Cardiff only solidified that I am in the right major. The workers there were very hospitable and kind. The total atmosphere was positive, which made this experience even more memorable. There were a total of three different speakers who explained what their own jobs…

“Visiting the Doctor” – By Alex Martinez

Although I have never actually seen the show Doctor Who, I still enjoyed every minute of this experience. The Doctor Who Experience  consisted of two parts that were both equally worth the purchase of a ticket. The first portion of the “experience” began with being broken up into groups and following a tour guide through a…

“Holy Hostels!” – By Alex Martinez

Traveling to Europe so far has been quite the experience. After undergoing multiple hours in the sky, pricey cab rides, and adjusting to the five-hour time change, Ireland somehow made everything better. I learned about different currencies, heard different accents, and seen famous tourist attractions. From the beautiful cities and views to the interesting culture,…

“Doing Dublin Right” – By Alex Martinez

I used to think Dublin was the place to visit if you were into pubs, night life, and thick accents. Media has advertised this place as being a party city and the place to go for some good beer. But after experiencing it for a few days now, Dublin has a lot more to offer. Alongside…

“Where It All Began…” – By Alex Martinez

On the third and final day with the Shamrocker Bus Tour, one of the few stops we made was at the historical Loughcrew. Loughcrew is an old burial grounds site, placed at the top of a large hill. The tombs date back to 3300 BC. The walk up was steep and tiring, but the view…

The Shamrocker Bus Tour (Day 1 & 2) – By Alex Martinez

The Shamrocker bus tour was full of amazing sights and offered interesting information along the way. The bus made its first stop at The Giant’s Causeway, which is an epic trail surrounded by rocks, cliffs, and open water. The second stop was at the Dunluce Castle. The castle is in ruins and walking through such…

The Divide – By Alex Martinez

I have walked around and explored Belfast for six days now. I have seen the city parts and I have seen some of the neighborhoods. Yet, it wasn’t until today that I realized a big divide took place here. During the Black Cab Tour, things became clearer. Northern Ireland is strictly divided between Protestants and…