When I first arrived in Ireland, I found it extremely difficult to plan trips for myself to explore the country. I was worried about taking time off work, about my health, and about money. I had nothing to worry about. My internship boss was very accommodating and understood that while I was here I would want to explore.
Over time, trip planning got much easier and everything worked out. In this last full month I have in Ireland, I planned many different trips for myself. I spent this past weekend in Cork. I stayed at a hostel in Cork city center and spent one day exploring the city center. I met so many amazing girls at my hostel and spent a day exploring with them. We saw the Cork Public Museum, the park, and went to a few very delicious pubs and restaurants to eat. It was a great weekend with many memories made. On Sunday, I went to Cobh in Cork to do the Titanic Experience and Spike Island tour. I learned so much that I did not know about the Titanic and its relationship with Cobh. I also did the Spike Island tour. The boat ride was amazing even with the cold weather. Spike Island has a lot of history. It was a prison, military zone, and living grounds for civilians throughout the years. It was mind blowing to walk through the halls and hear the stories of people who were imprisoned, living, or fighting on Spike Island. Being in these places in Cobh was a surreal experience. It was very interesting to be in that city and learn its history.