My last night in Ireland. My time here has been a bit of a roller coaster, ups and downs a-plenty. In spite of the downs, I'm glad I came. I have encountered people from all over the world on this little island: Holland, Sweden, America, England, Australia, New Zealand, Germany. Sometimes, it seems I've interacted with more people visiting Ireland than with Irish themselves. I have talked with people about horses, legal age of consumption, gardens, aliens, compost, spirituality, chickens, relationships, just about everything under the sun (or above it). I've also enjoyed all sorts of different foods. I'm looking forward to trying to make some of these dishes when I get back to the States. I have greatly enjoyed my time here in Ireland. Some of the people I have met since coming here have become very dear to me and I plan to remain in contact. I am glad I came.