Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Reminiscing of Ireland

When I found out that I would be living in Germany for the next 3 years of my life, I was very excited to say the least. You see, my family is Polish. I have visited Poland a couple times growing up and I loved how different the country is compared to America. Don't get me wrong, I love being an American. But I love being a Polish-American even more. Anyway, my parents always emphasized how important it is to see the world. Every opportunity that knocks, take it.

The biggest reason I was so excited to move to Germany was knowing how much I could travel. Everything is extremely close! Either a few hours in a car or a quick plane ride and I am anywhere I want to be! Since moving here in November of 2008, we have seen plenty of amazing, down right gorgeous, places.

The one place I told myself that I had to see before I died was Ireland. I've always wanted to go there. And thankfully I had a wonderful opportunity to go last May! My aunt and cousins on my husband's side planned a trip to Ireland and invited me to join them. Unfortunately my husband couldn't come because his work schedule wouldn't allow him, but he knew how much I wanted to visit Ireland so convinced me to go myself with our cousins and aunt.

Since it has been almost a year since I took that trip with my family, I wanted to reminisce by sharing these photos I took there. All the photos included in this blog post are from my trip all around Ireland. Ireland is the most scenic, picturesque place I have ever visited. I even have 8 of the million photos I took framed and hanging on my wall! I feel like a professional photographer when I look at some of these pictures, funny isn't it haha!

A year ago I was still eating dairy, eggs, and chicken. So I did not experience traveling with a vegan diet to Ireland. Ireland had the best leek and potato soup I have ever tasted. Of course since going vegan, I looked up a vegan version of leek and potato soup. And now I make it all the time! It's so good and makes me miss Ireland every time I eat it. Here is the recipe I found online: http://www.care2.com/greenliving/creamy-potato-leek-soup-vegan.html

I hope I can visit Ireland again one day. Especially since my husband didn't get to experience my amazing trip, I plan to take him very soon!

I will definitley share more photos of trips I have taken eventually. Especially since this Summer, my husband and I are taking a Greek Cruise!!!


  1. Ireland looks beautiful! I can't wait to visit there in May. I look forward to trying some of their local vegan offerings and will definitely keep an eye out for some leek and potato soup.

  2. Let me know if you come across any amazing vegan offerings for future reference, because I am definitely going back one day!