First of all, I apologize for being the lazy person I am and not updating my blog regularly! Mariana would say I'm flojisima xD
Anyway, I'm going to fill you in on all the stuff that's happened the past few weeks. Be prepared, this is going to be quite a long post ;)
SNOW: Around the same time when the snow hit Austria for the first time this year the white fluffy stuff also paid a visit to the Emerald Isle where it resulted in a chaos beyond compare. OHMIGOSH WE HAVE SOOO MUCH SNOOOOOW *shriek* Well. The "soo much snow" ended up being barely 5 centimeter high. And guess what: The schools closed. Because of the snow. The reason: Ireland is to broke to afford winter tyres. Okay, I'm not too sure about the part of not being able to afford it but they definitely don't have winter tyres here. This resulted in the roads closing, the school busses not going and therefore the schools closing as well because no one would show up anyway. Of course, all the students where completely thrilled over the free days, including me and my hermanas ;) whe had several days off for two or three weeks as long as the snow lasted.
After the cold snap we went to GALWAY: When we hopped on the bus at 9am on the 8th of December I was sure that I was going to return with not a single Euro but with bags full of clothes and stuff I wouldn't need in normal life anyway. (see the end of this paragraph for confirmation) The ride to Galway took us about 4 hours and by the time we had arrived in the hostel it was about half past 1 p.m. Other than in Monaghan the snow in Galway had already melted away due to the warm sea winds that constantly blew over the city. The hostel we stayed at was located directly in the center of town so the shops were merely a few minutes' walk away and it was really convenient and easy to spend all my money on the things I had predicted I would buy.
That night we went out to look for some place to go but since we're underaged no one would let us stay until we found one club that let us in: It was called Dignity- lose yours on the dancefloor and the two friendly boys we met in the entrance were so nice to inform us that this was a gay club. Really. We didn't mind ;) It was actually the best club I've been at since I've been to Ireland, they had great music, only maybe 10 guests and me and my friends had so much fun, partly due to making fun of the weird situation of being a straigt in a guy club =) At 11:40 pm they threw us out because we didn't have an ID but still it was an awesome night!
The second day in Galway we made the halfhearted attemp to do some sightseeing and not only shopping but we didn't do a very good job with looking at the map so we ended up seeing three things - one of them exactly in front of our hostel but that was the one we walked the longest for to find - and taking some pictures at the docks. That night we were so worn out that we just stayed at the hostel and watched a film ;)
The third day we just packed our things, went to the shopping centre for maybe half an hour and then boarded the bus home. After another 4 hours back we discovered that the snow in Monaghan had melted as well during our journey and that was the end of the schoolfree-days.
So, on the whole I had very enjoyable weeks but that makes it even worse to face the sad facts that face me right now: So many of my friends are leaving tomorrow for their homecountries and although we promised each other to meet again I had to say good-bye to them today for what seemed forever.
Here's a little tribute to them:
LUKAS, FRANCESCO, EVA, STEFANIA and of course LORENZA who unfortunately has been away for some time longer: I LOVE YOU GUYS SO MUCH, THE TIME WITH YOU HAS BEEN ABSOLUTELY AMAZING AND YOU MADE THE PAST FEW MONTHS TO SOMETHING VERY SPECIAL <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3
So, back to you my dear readers who I have let down much too often by not keeping you up to date:
Hugs & Kisses from Ireland,