Author Archives: RiverWrenSong

Hello, Montréal!

Today I got up at o’dark thirty to get on a plane and fly to Montréal, QC. And fly I did. Armed, of course, with lots of caffeine. Although I usually end up watching something on my flights, I did … Continue reading

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Welcome To My New Home (AKA Excuses, Excuses)

I have, for a long time, wanted to add some things to this page which I have not had the ability to create, and that has frustrated me to the point that, well, I finally snapped. And in utter rebellion, … Continue reading

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Some Thoughts on Hotel Beau Séjour

I would say things have been busy (and, I mean, they have), but they haven’t been so busy that I haven’t been able to procrastinate away ten hours worth of time, during which I watched the entirety of Hotel Beau … Continue reading

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Homebound: The Final Journey of Two Very Tired Girls

You would think getting on a train and riding home would be easy. It wasn’t. We ended up sitting directly across from a pseudo-Christian woman, who apparently saw a conservatively dressed human being (aka me) as the perfect target. I … Continue reading

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National Museum of Ireland, Round ???

Ok, fine, I come to the National Museum probably a bit more than is good for me. But it’s just that it’s so good and there’s so much fun stuff and I never have enough time. Plus, it’s free. And I love … Continue reading

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Of Albion Academy and Coffee Shops

I’m currently in a coffee shop between Trinity College and the Department of Manuscripts, enjoying some well-deserved treats before I head over to the Museum (because Bog Bodies!). As it seems every time I go on a trip a friend … Continue reading

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The Book of Kells and Trinity College

After we finished at the National Library, MK and I headed over to another well known library, which, unfortunately, is more museum than library (but I really wanted to handle and read some of these books! Ah, such is life). Trinity … Continue reading

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White Gloves and Old Documents

I have come to absolutely love old sections of libraries. It’s like a different sort of library, one where time sort of doesn’t exist. Everything is old and new at the same time, and it’s all so startlingly quiet. With the … Continue reading

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No Rest For The Weary: Hello, Dublin

So, I kinda lied. You see, we’re going home, but we’re not home yet. One of my professors had offered to give us a personalized tour of the National Library, which…is not something usual. So, of course, we leaped at … Continue reading

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Goodbye, Paris

Today, I am sad. We got up before the sun rose, packed our bags, turned our keys to our hostel, and took a long bus ride to the airport. And we left Paris. I know it was time to go … Continue reading

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