Our accommodations here at the University College of Dublin are far superior to that of the Stay Club in London. Here at UCD we each live in single rooms in an apartment of four. Being one of two guys on the trip, it is only two of us in an apartment for three people. Each apartment has two bathrooms, and a kitchen. The kitchen is stocked with a set of cutlery, dishes, and cooking wares for each individual. We have been provided with so much to make the remainder of our trip incredibly enjoyable.
We arrive to class the same way we did in London; by means of taking the public bus. It’s relaxing to take the double-decker bus rides through the city. It allows me the chance to prepare for class in the morning, and to decompress later on. The trip is approximately 30 minutes long, so I can’t really complain about that. Public transportation here is widespread. You’ll see several buses back to back all driving throughout the streets in any given area. The only issue is that there is a wide range of numbered buses that it makes it complicated to to initially understand how the system works. The downside to the buses here in Dublin is that the service shuts down promptly at 11:30pm, and there is no train system to allow us to get back to campus directly other than paying for a taxi. I’m not looking forward to paying for transportation, compared to London where not once did I need to pay for transportation. But at the very least the buses are clean and generally quiet, and I find them to be rather peaceful.