Monday, November 28, 2011

gobble gobble... but not really.

Cheers to the most dysfunctional Thanksgiving ever. Shana, Elana, and I went to pick up people from the Brussels train station. After, we tried to go find a place to eat and the only thing that happened to be around was this gourmet, extravagant restaurant. So, obviously (we rich folk) went in to have a nice Thanksgiving dinner. Of course we couldn't afford an entree, so we all got and appetizer and dessert. Yum.

Then to top it off we went to the most magical place on Earth... Delirium Cafe. Long story short, got booted out of the hotel and Elana and I spent the night at Delirium. COOL.

Went to Amsterdam yesterday. Another long story short, Bulldog's Coffeeshop space cakes make me retarded. The end.

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

If you're lucky enough to be Irish, then you're lucky enough

Not in a million years did I think I would love Ireland so much. First of all, EVERYTHING IS IN ENGLISH. YIPEEEEE. Second, everyone is so friendly and HILARIOUS. On the first day we went to the Cliffs of Moher. As part of our tour we got to go on an old family farm that was in County Clare. Their farm was located on The Burren, which is the rocky, hilly part of Ireland. The hills are covered in limestone and it is what they use to build all their stone fences. The west part of Ireland is exactly what is seen in P.S. I love you. After hiking around we played with baby sheep and had home baked cakes and pie from his Grandmother (who thought i'd be chillin' in a house owned by a nice Granny that made me pie?). The cliffs were unbelievable. At the highest point it is about 1050 ft. tall and span 5 miles long.

This is a tree that has a million things tied onto it. Apparently it used to be an old Irish tradition that if you had a problem, you tie something to the tree and then your problem stays with the tree. I left something on that tree, hope it works.

Dublin is such a cool city. More importantly the Irish pubs are quite the experience. There was live music everywhere and the people sure do drink...a lot. I fit right in! :)

The Guinness factory was one of the coolest places in Dublin. Apparently the guy that made Guinness had such pride in his product and faith, he signed a 9,000 year lease for the land for his brewery. WHAT?

 Also, at one of the pubs, they did a cover of The Kooks, She Moves in Her Own Way. So me and this old Irish man were singing and dancing to this and having the BEST TIME EVERRRR.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Berlin, concert, carnaval

Suzanne and I went to Berlin for the weekend. The bad part was staying in a hostel of 8 people that were super inconsiderate. My favorite part of Berlin was the East Side Berlin Wall. It is the part of the Berlin Wall that is still standing that artists have decorated. I also got asked on a date in Berlin which was super exciting. But, unfortunately... I BAILED.

The day after getting back from Berlin, I went to The Kooks concert in Amsterdam. Honestly was one of the greatest shows I have seen in forever. They are so wonderful live, and the new album is so good. My favorite songs they performed were Tick of Time and Seaside. PHENOMENAL!

Then a few days after that, (haha I know, I learned how to rally REALLY well) we went to Carnaval. Carnaval is basically the 100 day countdown to the actual Carnaval. I literally can't explain what it is. Its basically like their Halloween plus ten times more alcohol than anyone normal can consume. The most ridiculous costumes EVER. Everyone participates in it too, all ages.

Other than that I have been SUPER busy and I leave for Ireland tomorrow. O M G.

Friday, November 4, 2011


All of the American's definitely showed Maastricht how Halloween is supposed to be done. Hope everyone's Halloween was as wonderful as mine! Now, I'm off to Berlin! More outrageous stories coming soon!