Jeez. Has ist already been 18 months? It has. Probably this would be around the time where I’d say, I’ve really arrived. Settled down, got to know everything, and planned next steps. This all applies, and the latter especially: My time in Dublin is getting to an end. Soon. In about 2 weeks, I’ll finish [...]
I’ve always been interested in modern history, and especially that of places I live(d) in. To me, history is nothing you can only read about, but ideally a feeling triggered by pictures or music, by experiencing places and breathing a scent of history. Therefore, I was delighted to find pictures from Dublin as it looked [...]
Gemma Hayes, a very talented Singer-Songwriter from County Tipperary visited my workplace a couple of weeks ago to give a very intimate and intense acoustic session as part of the ongoing “Musicians@Google” initiative, playing some of her more well-known songs as well as some wonderful new ones (Shock To My System, Waiting for You) – [...]
Nothing really happening in here, I have to admit. Hopefully I’ll find the time to write some updates soon. In the meantime, see Spiegel Online’s great summary of life in Dublin these days.
Following up to my previous post “Not There Yet”: There seems to have been what you could call a power struggle of two non-functioning public transport systems within one city: The Luas and a Bus have collided in Dublin today.
Sometimes, you just want to shake your head in disbelief about politics in Ireland. Apart from all the well-known Anti-European resentments, all the unfair and prevaricated election campaigns – e. g., Sinn Fein actually announced the Easter Rising heroes would have died for nothing if the Lisbon treaty was accepted – there are some decisions [...]
Are you a German student and ever thought about studying abroad for 6 months or a year? Spiegel Online has an interesting (in my opinion, quite over-enthusiastic) article about living and learning in Dublin, especially at Trinity College.
To whom it may concern: Here is the recently published article from Financial Times Deutschland about young professional Germans fleeing the emerald isle these days.
My latest discovery in the beer rack in nearby Fresh supermarket: Duff beer, Homer Simpson style. Apparently an officially licensed merchandise product of the Simpsons.
It’s a bit hard for me to assess what kind of topic might actually be interesting for my few frequent readers here. After over six months in Dublin, the most important stories have been told, and the phase of settling in is definitely over. There are changes coming up that I will mention in one [...]