This year I was looking forward to going to Ireland for JBU. This was going to be my very first time to take a trip out of the country. I have been wanting to go out of the country since high school so as you can imagine, I was pretty excited.
The first 48 hours of the trip were pretty rough. Most of the students had stayed up the night before so they could get adjusted to the time in Ireland faster than others. Most people tried to sleep on the flight from Atlanta to Dublin. I had the same idea but I only got a few hours of sleep on the plane.
When we landed in Dublin, it was early morning and it was very cold. We got to the manor in Belfast about three hours later that morning. We then had to stay up the whole day and it was difficult. However, I think it helped that we got to go do stuff to kill time. It was also fun to have Billy from JBU come along to Ireland with us to teach us about Ireland even though he was only with us for a couple of days.
Ireland was truly a beautiful green country. There were a lot of mountains. The people in Ireland were a lot of fun to talk to. I liked getting to know their culture and their every day lives. We also got to visit a lot of cool historical sights like where St. Patrick built his first church and his Chapel. We also got to visit some cool castles, ruins, and landmarks.
I loved the food we got to eat; from the different restaurants we ate at or the food at the manor, it was all so good. I really enjoyed the tea and fish-n-chips too.
Ireland was a memorable and valuable experience for all of the Link Year students. It was so much fun!