Month Eleven (Status Report, Pt. 2)

For context: Intro to My Happiness Project I couldn't cover all of my status report on Month Eleven’s resolution of engaging in leisure in one post (see Month 11 pt. 1), so I'm continuing where I left off, at the end of the second term. The weekend after Term II officially ended, we had planned a coach tour …

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Lost in the Country: The Cliffs of Moher

We booked our excursion to Galway and the Cliffs of Moher along the Wild Atlantic Way with Wild Rover Tours via Viator for $57 per person. Viator is a great way to connect with local tours and attractions, but beware--while they have tickets for just about everything, not all will actually save you money. For …

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Restaurant Guide: Murray’s

We wanted to dine at an authentic local pub and we passed Murray’s Bar & Grill on our way back from exploring Grafton Street, so we made plans to come back after our sorely needed naps. From the outside, it looked to be the perfect balance between sketchy and uptown. In 1908, Grandma Murray opened Murray’s Pub at …

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Restaurant Guide: The Orchard & the Green Man

By way of Grantchester Meadows, we walked to The Orchard Tea Garden for a leisurely brunch after our outing to London the previous day. The Orchard is practically a right of passage to all Cambridge students and rightly so. Famous visitors include: Stephen Hawking (portrayed by Eddie Redmayne in The Theory ofEverything), Alan Turing (portrayed by Benedict …

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Lost in the Country: Grantchester Meadows

Grantchester Meadows is probably the second-most breathtaking natural landscape I've ever been privy to. (The first being the Cliffs of Moher.) Somehow I imagined that England, being much smaller than even the state of Georgia and much older, would be clustered and cramped. But Grantchester was wide open, clean, and wild in the most indescribably thrilling …

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Guide to Cambridge (Town)

Cambridge is the mother of all college towns. It's ancient--as exhibited by the round church (pictured below). It's bustling--there were about a million Chinese tourists clogging the streets. It's jam-packed with things to do, see, and eat. Founded in 1209 and granted a royal charter by King Henry III in 1231, Cambridge is the second-oldest university in the …

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