Christmas is almost here! And I couldn’t think of a better time to reflect on holiday season in Ireland. While this was one of my shorter visits, it definitely was one of the most memorable. In mid-November, I had already been living abroad for over 3 months and I never fully rid myself of homesickness. But, after meeting up with one of my closest friends to explore Dublin, Ireland & Belfast, Northern Ireland (UK), I almost felt like I was at home. Both Ireland and Northern Ireland have such a home-like feel…after only a few days visiting the region, I even considered planning an extended stay and pursuing admission into the extremely competitive Trinity College in Dublin.