Why Ireland?

Because it seems as good a place as any to start.

Because it struck me as an approachable choice.

Because flights are reasonably priced, in general.

Because I’m terrified to go to a non-English-speaking country.

Because hopefully Ulysses is fiction. 

Because it’s an extremely literate and linguistically interesting country.

Because HELLA CASTLES.

Because it’s only half the ocean and still seems really weird.

Because I’m boring.

Because no one I know has ever had a bad thing to say about visiting there.

Because I kind of dig their specific form of self-loathing.

Because shitty, miserable weather is sort of my jam.

Because I like hiking and green space.

Because Dublin airport has plenty of outgoing flights.

Because damn, is it that weird of a choice? Why do people keep asking me this with so much confusion?

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