For those who might have not have seen this yet, this is Yuzuru Hanyu’s skate for Japan last night at the 2014 Olympics. He scored a 97.98 on this skate, and currently sits in 1st place!
This is one of the best skates I’ve ever seen and I had to share!
I am going to study abroad at the University College Dublin next year and I know next to nothing about studying in Europe, let alone Ireland. Does anyone know anything that I should know about Dublin that a traveler should know. For example, what is the weather like? Is there clothing that is…
Ireland is the 5th most expensive place to live in europe so the cost of living is high.
Weather wise its exceptionally windy and rains a lot so warm clothes are essential. The only rule is dont wear flags. They cause trouble because theyre considered a political statement.
We do drinking the way italians do eating. Its a social convention, a requirement for socialising. So we dont drink til we pass out that is a steriotype but we do drink a lot. Its not just alcahol either.
Where ever you go you will be offered a drink before any real socialising happens. Its usually tea in someones house or a drink outside the house. You cant refuse tea in someones house without mortally insulting them. Its like saying you dont like them or their home. You might get away with asking for coffee instead though.
If someone buys you a drink in a club trying to chat you up, fair enough. Its yours no questions asked. At almost any other time its not a free drink its an invititation to ‘rounds’. Everyone buys everyone else a drink and it all works out even in the end. Its acceptable to say youre getting your own, but not to not have a drink.
Foodwise you can get whatever food you want here in restaurants but it is MUCH cheaper to buy fresh food and cook it yourself.
Its fast and cheap to fly to England. It takes less time to get there than to travel from one side of Dublin to the other in a taxi and costs a LOT less.
Yes classes are hard if youre in a decent university here. Some universities in Ireland are ranked among the best in the world.
Thank you so much! This is very thorough!! :-)