For the first part of 2010 I was on a University exchange program in Bangkok, Thailand attending Thammasat University. This was my first time in Asia and it stole my heart. I traveled around a lot due to the extremely cheap prices in South East Asia. I even headed north to Japan for 10 days to visit friends; which was the reason Japan got onto this list; I’d never afford Japan without my extremely generous friends who let me stay with them. My best friend Jeannie came to visit for the month of May and we did a whirlwind tour hitting the 4 countries of Thailand, Cambodia, Malaysia, and Singapore. I had a month off so headed to Indonesia before flying to the South of Philippines for a 2 month work placement. In September I returned to Canada to finish my last year of my undergraduate degree in the country’s capital of Ottawa.
Ireland, The Emerald Isle, isn’t simply the land of leprechauns, shamrocks, and the colour green; Ireland is an incredibly stunning country with castles, cliffs, and incredibly comical people. The people welcome you into their homes and keep you entertained for hours with their endless stories.
When you hear the statement “5 Minutes that way” in Ireland. Do not take it for the truth. As Megan and I wandered lost through the streets of Dublin looking for our hostel, every 5 minutes we asked somebody for directions and the response was “5 Minutes that way”. 5 Minutes that way never came.
I'm Chrystal McKay, a 24 year old Canadian who travels the world seeking knowledge. I am a World Citizen, Globe Trotter, and Continuous Learner. A Lover of Ancient Ruins, Castles, Churches, and all things Old and Beautiful. Follow me as I learn my way around the world.
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