Samara O'Shea

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The Emerald Isle

Thursday, July 1st, 2010


You may think with a last name as Irish as mine, that I’ve been to the motherland many times. I’m sad to say it isn’t so, but that is about to change—tomorrow. I am headed to Ireland for the first time in my 30 years. Yay! I will be tasting the local fare, chatting with the natives in every pub, and avoiding the Internet at all costs. I’ll blog upon my return.

In the meantime, check out my write-up for Tranquility du Jour on leaving a trail of safety breadcrumbs as you travel.

Me and the Monument

Sunday, June 6th, 2010


City Snob Learns a Lesson

Wednesday, June 2nd, 2010

I’ve just returned from three weeks in Washington D.C. I’m ashamed that I haven’t spent much time there considering it’s so close (closer on the Acela). The city was enchanting. It’s a walking city with adorable shops, savory restaurants, and a lively bar scene—in addition, of course, to all the national monuments and museums. I must admit I’ve been a bit of a city snob up until now. I believed that cities without skylines aren’t real cities. I take it back! D.C. is very much a city with all the rights and privileges thereof. Since I was there for a work project, I didn’t get the museum time I wish I would have. Alas, I have no stories or photos of letters written by Thomas Jefferson. I’ll get them on the next trip. I will go back! For now, here’s a picture of The Washington Post office, which was right across the street from my hotel: