Archive | May, 2010

St. Patrick’s Day in Dublin

31 May 2010

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St. Patrick’s Day in Dublin

This is the 6th post in a series about my 30th birthday trip to Dublin! After touring the Guinness Storehouse and enjoying (or in some cases very slowly nursing) a pint at the Guinness Storehouse’s top-floor Gravity Bar, we rushed to the city’s St. Patrick’s Day parade. I’d heard it was supposed to be spectacular […]

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No Umbrella at the Footy!

29 May 2010

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No Umbrella at the Footy!

My dad raised me to love sports. As soon as I could hold a plastic bat in my hand, he was pitching a plastic ball to me. When he thought I was old enough to appreciate going to a game, I went to my first college basketball and football games. I love watching sports (on […]

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Banking and business with the WHV in Australia

27 May 2010

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Banking and business with the WHV in Australia

Choosing to “move” to another country (thanks Work and Holiday Visa) means that there is definitely some work involved — it’s not all fun and games like my previous 3-week trips abroad! In typical Heather fashion, I researched options months in advance to learn what I’d have to do to set up a bank account, […]

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Opening Time is Guinness Time

25 May 2010

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Opening Time is Guinness Time

This is the 5th post in a series about my 30th birthday trip to Dublin this past March! Wednesday, March 17 was not only St. Patrick’s Day but it was also my 30th birthday! I knew the day would include at least two things: a trip to the Guinness Storehouse and a nice dinner out […]

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Safe and Sound in Sydney

24 May 2010

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Safe and Sound in Sydney

If you haven’t caught it on Twitter or Facebook yet, I’m safe and sound in Sydney! I’m just finishing up my first full day so I’m a little tired but nothing like last time Things I’ve learned/observed/experienced so far: 1) Do yourself a HUGE favor and pack your bag early. I procrastinated and waited til […]

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Light On

21 May 2010

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Light On

It’s time. Time to take my bag to the car and hit the road for Dulles. Time to be in transit (car rides, airport waits, & flights) for the next 30 hours. Time to take one last deep breath and then the plunge. It’s time to return to Oz. This countdown has been a long […]

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Nave, Dave, & Chris

18 May 2010

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Nave, Dave, & Chris

Before I take off on this adventure, I want to say thank you to three guys who helped me get this site up and running! I’ve had journals or blogs in the past, but I knew I wanted something new for this experience — particularly, my own domain. The only problem was knowing where to […]

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C’ville Eats Tour

16 May 2010

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C’ville Eats Tour

Everyone knows where I’m heading, but most people reading this probably don’t know where I’m from! My Twitter profile simply states, “Virginia, USA”, and that’s where I’ve lived for all but eight years of my life. To get more specific, for 12 of the last 14 years I’ve called Charlottesville, Virginia my home. I love […]

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Mystery Tour with Tom

13 May 2010

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Mystery Tour with Tom

This is the fourth post in a series about my 30th birthday trip to Dublin this past March! On Tuesday seven of us decided to take a day trip, and shortly after breakfast we were whisked away from the city to the Wicklow Mountains. Apparently Over the Top Tours had booked all of its Wicklow […]

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Deep breath before the plunge…

11 May 2010

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Deep breath before the plunge…

Ever since the first days of February I’ve been on a roller coaster of emotions. Maybe it’s because this trip went from “happening” to “definitely happening” once the Department of Immigration approved my online visa application in 20 minutes. It’s likely due to the fact that I was getting ready to enter my busiest time […]

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