I have finally returned to the U.S and I am already missing the life I had over there. It might have been for 6 weeks but I fell in love. Despite all that I am glad to be home and see my friends, family and pets. As soon as i got to the states I … Continue reading A week and a half later
Friday was the last day for my program, it was a sad parting for all of us. We had gotten to know one another so well because we were only not together when we were sleeping essentially. I feel that I have made some lasting friendships and everyone is talking about returning next year, as … Continue reading Irish goodbye
This week has been my busiest week yet, there were many events for us to attend. Monday was a normal day for us but Tuesday is when it all began. We had to attend a 2 day archaeology conference which was fascinating for the most part but it was rainy and we were thankful to … Continue reading Gleann Da Loch
The title of this post means ‘Great Fun’. It is already week 3 and I find myself using Irish terminology and using some similar pronunciation. The accent although is easy enough to seemingly pick up because I never realized how similar it is to some of the pronunciation of certain words in Bahamian English. In … Continue reading Great Craic!
I feel as though I am fully adjusted to the life here and I am having a blast at my field school. Although right now we are doing the basic excavating and not really finding much. I drew a plan up for a post medieval wall that was made after the friary was dissolved by … Continue reading Excavation on hold
So I have been in Ireland for a total of 4 days, and it all seems to happen so fast and everything meshed together. I arrived in Dublin at 8 am and I didn't have much sleep. I went to my hostel and check-in wasn't until 3 pm so I left my luggage there and … Continue reading Life in the Emerald Isle
Crista Wathen is a 3rd year Anthropology major focusing in Forensics and a Spanish minor at the University of Florida. Although Crista has traveled previously to Central America (to visit family), Canada and the Bahamas, this is her first time studying abroad. This summer, Crista will be participating in an archaeological dig in Trim, Ireland, … Continue reading Intense Countdown