Alix and Dan, Howth

Alix and Dan, Howth

193(3?) Guinness poster, Guinness factory, Dublin

193(3?) Guinness poster, Guinness factory, Dublin

landscape, outside Galway

landscape, outside Galway

friendly dog, outside Galway

friendly dog, outside Galway

the cliffs of moher

the cliffs of moher

Dan, Dublin

Dan, Dublin

Bridge over the River Liffey, Dublin

Bridge over the River Liffey, Dublin

Once again

I did not think that I would pick this up again, but I’ve been inspired by Dan and requested by my Dad to make this not an encapsulated nostalgia vessel, but an ongoing project for documenting and reporting my travels.

I seem to run to places that I have no reason for visiting. I went to Nepal because…well because my program relocated me to Nepal and I really had no say in the matter. This time I’ve run to Ireland because the opportunity presented itself and I don’t know that I’ll ever have another free week and a half to just take off somewhere on such a whim.

So now I’m here in Cork, in southeast Ireland, staying on the floor of a high school friend of Dan, my three-time Wesleyan room/housemate. We’ve been to Dublin and Galway, traveling around by bus with Alix, another friend, and staying in the cheapest hostels we can manage.

This is still a photo-based blog, however, so I’ll keep the blabbing to a minimum, at least in the abstract. More to come soon in the way of (hopefully) interesting photography and color commentary.

HOME

I’m back, hope to see everyone soon.

This seems like a good closer. That’s me, Prabin (actor from gurukul, the left), and Sunil (AD of gurukul) about two days ago. Wonderful people.

This seems like a good closer. That’s me, Prabin (actor from gurukul, the left), and Sunil (AD of gurukul) about two days ago. Wonderful people.

Some masks either used for monastic dances or Lhamo performance, though I’m pretty sure it’s the former.

Some masks either used for monastic dances or Lhamo performance, though I’m pretty sure it’s the former.

Pres of the society, Tashi, on the left.

Pres of the society, Tashi, on the left.

Well the semester has technically ended at this point and I’m not even in Nepal anymore (hello numbingly ostentatious consumerism in Dubai!), but I figured I should throw a few more photos out there as a wrap-up of some kind, nothing too reflective, just a couple recents.
This is the Tibetan Lhamo (traditional opera) Society rehearsing in Kathmandu. I talked to the president of this society a lot during ISP period and I am tremendously excited about a project between him and the artistic director of Gurukul (I arranged their meeting) that should be getting underway in a couple weeks.

Well the semester has technically ended at this point and I’m not even in Nepal anymore (hello numbingly ostentatious consumerism in Dubai!), but I figured I should throw a few more photos out there as a wrap-up of some kind, nothing too reflective, just a couple recents.

This is the Tibetan Lhamo (traditional opera) Society rehearsing in Kathmandu. I talked to the president of this society a lot during ISP period and I am tremendously excited about a project between him and the artistic director of Gurukul (I arranged their meeting) that should be getting underway in a couple weeks.