Troubles traveling far

When I first learned of Ireland Troubles, I was reminded of all the “troubles” that happened in the USA, in regards to the Civil Rights Movement and the Detroit Riot. Ireland Troubles was an ethno-nationalist conflict in Northern Ireland during the 20th century. The conflict began during a campaign to end discrimination against the Catholic…

Titanic

I have watched the 1997 Titanic film more than 100 times. It has become one of my favorite love stories. The film depicted class separation, pure love and tragedy. Over the course of the years, I have done my own research on the film, exploring the real tragedy and trying to find and explore the…

Walls: A Brief History & Future Possibilities

By Trevor Klaus Talking politics these days is always quite the sensitive issue, regardless of which country is being talked about or where exactly one falls on the political spectrum.  However, it always fascinates me to find parallels and differences in the causes and effects between similar political decisions made by different countries. One of…

Travel in Ireland with my Sony Collection

When I prepared the suitcase before travel, the first thing I packaged is always my camera. In fact, the camera has become my forth important thing during the trip(wallet, phone, passport, and camera). I did take a lot of photos during these years, and some of them are not bad. And the camera I used…

Crossing Bridges, Facing Fears

Over the last couple of days, I have done a lot of hiking. Our Tour Guide, Daz, ended our two day Ireland adventures with a trip to Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge. Before exiting the bus, Daz spoke about the bridge that connected two mountains together that led you to the other side. He warned us that…

Irish Kung Fu Panda References: Story Time

By Trevor Klaus Good old bus tours, the epitome of group bonding. This is exactly what I experienced when on a bus tour through Ireland and Northern Ireland respectively. The study abroad crew was restricted to limited phone usage throughout the duration of the tour, and we really meshed throughout the three days we were on…

At the top its just us!

Today, I left Dublin but I ended up at the top of Ireland. For two days, we have a Shamrock Bus Tour booked and today we went and visited Trim Castle! Trim Castle is the  largest castle in Ireland and took over 30 years to completely construct. The castle itself is over 800 years old and…