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18 Entries Tagged with "Ireland"

  • Leading to St. Paddy’s

    Posted by Andy Steves on March 22, 2011.

    A week ago I was running around like a crazy man making sure everything was in place for the upcoming St. Patrick's day extravaganza. My to do list was 2 pages long, and had things like "confirm bus arrangements," "rent megaphone," "hang flag out front of the hostel," "get picnic supplies for … More »

    Tags: Dublin // Ireland // 2011 // St. Patrick's Day // WSA Tours

  • Back to Ireland

    Posted by Andy Steves on October 16, 2010.

    Oct. 7

    “O Jaysus” I heard half a dozen people mutter as our AerLingus flight descended through the bumpy air into the Dublin airport. It was good to be back in one of my favorite cities of Europe. I quickly remembered how kind the Irish people are once I boarded my first bus where they only … More »

    Tags: Dublin // 2010 // Ireland // Derry // Northern Ireland // IRA

  • Derry, Belfast and the Orange Marches

    Posted by Andy Steves on September 15, 2010.

    I had four days off between my units in London and Milan, and I decided to go back to Dublin. There I met back up with Stephen McPhilemy, and we went up to Belfast for the Orange marches. In Northern Ireland, there’s what’s known as the marching season. It is where all the Protestants get … More »

    Tags: Derry // Belfast // Orange Marches // 2008 // Summer // Ireland

  • Fighting to Keep a Home

    Posted by Andy Steves on September 15, 2010.

    The day after landing in Ireland, I met up with Sean at his country house about an hour outside of Dublin. That was an experience. As he welcomed me inside he said “Be careful, this place isn’t built to common human elevation.” It wasn’t. He had built it on his father’s property ten years ago … More »

    Tags: Dublin // Ireland // Weekend Trip // 2008

  • Flying to Ireland

    Posted by Andy Steves on September 15, 2010.

    On Thursday, I sat fidgeting through my Italian class because I couldn’t get my upcoming trip out of my head. I was returning to the Emerald Isle again this evening. After class, I bolted to catch the bus home and finish packing. My Ryanair flight only allowed 10 kilos for my carry-on so I … More »

    Tags: Dublin // Ireland // Study Abroad // 2008 // Weekend Trip

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Alex Dornacker, Central College

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I had a blast visiting Prague for the first time with WSA. To start, the hostel that WSA booked for the tour was incredible. The entire staff was very helpful, the rooms were nice, and there was a really cool bar downstairs with live music every night. Our tour guide was top notch as well. He was really fun and flexible with whatever our group wanted to do while making sure we saw all of the major sights, good places to eat, as well as the night life! I thought this trip was much easier to book through WSA rather than figure it all out myself and I would recommend it to anyone who wants to get the most out of their trip!

Alex Dornacker, Central College ~ Center of Modern Languages, Granada,, Fall 2015

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