A Night in Galway

Dienstag, 16. Dezember 2008, 17:22 Uhr von Felix

Saturday afternoon I took the intercity to Galway although I did not feel to well. I simply did not want to miss this semester’s last trip with the InCuSo. The ride with Iarnród Éireann was very comfortable: a brand new train with light interior and comfortable seats. It took me about 140 minutes to get from Heuston, Dublin to the city centre of Galway. The price of €19,50 for a student ticket was okay as well.

When I arrived at quarter past seven, I was picked up by some friends and led to the Snoozels Hostel, which is a great place to stay. Thank you, guys!

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Newgrange

Sonntag, 07. Dezember 2008, 12:02 Uhr von Felix

On Saturday I had to get up early for another trip with the InCuSo. We went to Newgrange, the largest of several prehistoric monuments in the Boyne Valley. It is more than five thousand years old!

Unfortunately it was not allowed to take any pictures inside.

Time is Flying

Sonntag, 30. November 2008, 23:10 Uhr von Felix

Here’s the reason why I could neither go with the InCuSo to Cork, nor to Kilkenny:

CAs. Lots of CAs. So I spent most of my time in my room writing. Grr! I left the realms of eustress far behind, but I have to admit that there were some good hours, too.

Maria, Daniel’s girlfriend visited him and we celebrated her 25th birthday on Thursday with a yummy chili con carne and Immanuel, Anna and Georg came to our house.
On Friday, Chris and I played some games of pool (even worse than the last time) and met Dr. Strangelove, Ismael and the Spanish girls at Tramway Court. In their apartment, we had a few drinks (Calimucho, börks) and played a funny Spanish party game, which involved a hooker, a killer, the killer’s colleague and a policemen before it got weird, because people started dancing and singing and Chris faked a striptease. No, it was not what you know probably think it was…
Yesterday, we met Tom and Natalie, who took the plane from Copenhagen again, and went to the cinema, where we watched Changeling, the new movie directed by Clint Eastwood. Afterwards, Chris and I went to his flat where we joined Alejandro and his girlfriend Jane (from Northern Ireland) as well as Carmen and her boyfriend Pedro (from Spain), who chilled in the living room. Jeez, Daniel was damn right when he referred to these days as “the couple days”!

Time is flying! This week will most certainly be very intensive as I not only have to prepare myself for the tests in Software Development and Innovation & Entrepreneurship, but also have to meet with my HRM group to compile a presentation on our project, practise it and finalise the project in corporate social responsibility, which became a bit chaotic due to strange requirements by a very ignorant person (not one my group members). On Friday, I’ll be through with all my CAs for this semester.

Next weekend there’ll be a day trip with the InCuSo, then my friend Flo (a.k.a. Idefix) will come over from Germany for some days, the day he leaves I’ll probably go to Galway with the InCuSo, on the 15th there’ll be a Christmas party and shortly thereafter I’ll be sitting in a RyanAir plane that is heading for Northern Germany.
In a blink of an eye my first semester at the ITT Dublin will be over. Wow!

I’d really like to take some more time to contemplate the last days as well as the coming ones and what this means for me, but I guess I should better go back to work.
In case you already forgot how I look like, because I was sitting in my cave all the time, here’s a recent (decent?) photo:

Belfast

Dienstag, 28. Oktober 2008, 11:15 Uhr von Felix

On Saturday morning at nine a.m., we met in front of the ITT Dublin in order to board the chartered bus that would bring us to the North.
The atmosphere on the bus was frolic and reminded me of long passed school trips. Especially sharing the back row with Tom and Chris, which made us known as “The Backseat Boys” throughout the society, added to this impression. Diesen Beitrag weiterlesen »

Back in Tallaght

Dienstag, 28. Oktober 2008, 02:29 Uhr von Felix

A few hours ago, I arrived back home from our first trip with the International Culture Society, which led us to Northern Ireland. I just went over a huge pile of photos and prepared some posts that I will publish in the course of this week.

You’ll see some pictures that might arouse the deep desire to visit Ireland. You have been warned!