Our four months living in Sandymount, Dublin have flown by and we are truly sad to be saying goodbye. We knew living in Ireland was going to be temporary, and that encouraged us to make the most of it. It was a beautiful summer with a steady stream of family visits and weekend roadtrips. All of these experiences helped us learn about the Irish culture, and it didn’t take long to fall in love. The rugged coast line, traditional music, and friendly, genuine people– we couldn’t get enough. Something about Ireland’s culture feels familiar with the Pacific Northwest and we became comfortable, fast.
Luxembourg, our next location, probably won’t be as easy to adapt to. With French, German, and Luxembourgish as their main languages in a country of 600,000 people, we aren’t expecting it to feel as familiar. It’ll be more of a challenge and ultimately that is one of the reasons why we wanted the living abroad experience.
We will forever be grateful for our time in Ireland. Such a lesson that you can build cherished memories in a quick amount of time. We feel so lucky. -Shelby