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Spot the distinction & hidden gems… | Examine in Eire

Travelling overseas is all the time an journey! Scholar Ambassador Alexia is aware of that readjusting can develop into a sport of spot the distinction to your earlier life, however when you pause and take all of it in… you’ll find the hidden gems inside!

Travelling to a brand new nation is all the time an journey. 


There are new issues to see and be taught which can be so totally different from residence. Shifting is extra than simply shifting from one place to a different, it’s stepping exterior of your consolation zone, into model new territory. There are some noticeable variations from my residence nation, El Salvador, and Eire. It’s fascinating to notice the variations, identical to a sport of ‘spot the distinction’


Alexia (picture: Alexia)

One of many important variations is the language. I come from a Spanish-speaking nation, so it has been a change coming to an English-speaking nation like Eire. Though English may be very outstanding, Irish is current every day. Public transport stations, highway indicators with their locations and bulletins are written in each English and Irish. 

One other distinction is the accents. The accents fluctuate county to county. Initially it could be obscure them, however you get the grasp of it simply and generally, due to the excessive variety of vacationers in Eire, individuals don’t thoughts repeating themselves if wanted! One last item to contemplate concerning language can be the Irish slang. Every nation might have their very own method of claiming sure issues, it’s the similar factor for Eire. ‘Grand’ means okay or wonderful,  ‘Thanks one million’ means thanks very a lot, and so forth. These are 2 that I keep in mind individuals saying each day. I’m positive there are numerous slang phrases that you’ll find on the web to grasp a bit of little bit of how Irish individuals converse.


One other distinction lies on the roads. Irish drive on the left so you could look to the suitable. I had a bit of issue getting used to it as a result of in America it’s the different method spherical, so I needed to pay shut consideration when crossing the streets alone.  

Along with this, the easy exercise of strolling on the road on my own was an enormous change for me. Streets are secure, everybody both walks, takes public transport, rides a motorbike, or has their very own transportation. It could sound foolish however taking public transportation has been a complete totally different expertise, in a great way in fact. 

Salthill Seashore (picture: Alexia)

 Local weather

An enormous distinction is the climate. El Salvador is a tropical nation with good heat climate, nonetheless, right here in Eire temperatures are likely to drop and continuously change. Throughout the day you possibly can expertise a cloudy morning, see a heat sunshine afternoon (which might be uncommon in winter) and be absolutely raining for the rest of the afternoon. I’m continuously checking my climate app to have an thought how the day goes to be and costume based on it. How chilly it may well get has been a giant distinction however one thing I’m having fun with lots; the rain, chilly and winds are particulars that I’m savouring, it has been change from what I’m accustomed to. 

Eire is taken into account the ‘Emerald Isle’ and it is because the whole lot is inexperienced, inexperienced landscapes of hills and valleys. Yow will discover one million shades of inexperienced as you’re strolling round, and all this inexperienced comes from quite a lot of rain. 

Historical past

Merlin Citadel Park (picture: Alexia)


Eire can also be wealthy in historical past. There are such a lot of castles’ ruins across the nation. Simply across the nook from the place I’m residing is the ‘Merlin Citadel’. It is a tower home constructed within the early 12th century and now a nationwide monument situated in Galway. It’s surrounded by a giant park the place you possibly can have a protracted stroll, for some peace, and quiet.  

It’s very fascinating to search out variations or hidden gems which can be simply across the nook. It’s a part of the expertise of stepping out of my consolation zone. 


Alexia is doing a BSc in Utilized Freshwater and Marine Biology at Atlantic Technological College/GMIT



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