A few years ago, I went to Ireland for work. We had a partner who was going to start selling our product, and I had to show their sales and support team how it all worked.
Our partner was located in Carlow, which is a smaller town in Ireland. I flew into Dublin and had a day there before I took the train to Carlow.
One of the first things I noticed in Dublin was the very helpful reminders on all street crossings for those who drive on the right side of the road. Continue reading →
While I was still living in Chicago, I wanted to legally drink alcohol while I was still younger than 21 since that’s the legal age in the USA. You always hear about people going to another country and drinking before they were “legal,” and I wanted to do it as well. The obvious choice was Canada since it was so close.
I was 20 and had some time off for spring break so I drove my car from Chicago to Toronto, Canada, which was only about 8 hours.
On the way there, I had to go through border control, and I actually had some issues. The first was that I had not previously booked a hotel or hostel or anything since I wanted to just wing it. They found that incredibly suspicious. I suppose with my lack of specific destination other than “Toronto” and with the way my car looked:
Brewery: Iki brewery
Brewery Location: ‘s-Hertogenbosch, Netherlands
Another one of the beers from my coworkers. This one was brewed with green tea and yuzu, which is a Japanese citrus fruit, like a lemon, I guess. Despite the bottle’s look, it’s just an Asian-inspired beer based in the Netherlands. Continue reading →
After living in Chicago for a few years, there were some specific attractions that stuck out as the most interesting for my friends me. If you are going to be visiting Chicago for a few days—or even live there—these were some of the cooler things we checked out that might interest others. Continue reading →
Again, in line with my previous posts, these are just a couple of the more significant activities I did while I was living in Chicago.
One of the places my friends and I liked to go to if we had the opportunity was Xtreme trampolines, which was an indoor trampoline park. I am 90% sure that was the name of the location, but I can’t seem to find it anymore. Perhaps they went out of business or changed locations? Continue reading →
This was another beer that my friend got me when she went to Belgium. As I opened the beer, it practically erupted with foam, getting all over my desk and mousepad which made quite the mess. You can see in the picture that almost half of the beer went up in foam, which was a little disappointing.
One winter night, a chilling rain fell upon the Chicago area which then froze overnight. It’s pretty unrelated to this post, but there happens to be a picture I took around the same time and I wanted to show it.
Another evening, I went to the Art Institute to check out the exhibits. The Art Institute of Chicago is conveniently located downtown at the edge of the Millenium Park so it was easy to get to after getting downtown. Continue reading →