Category: Food

50 Days Later (Meredith Moore)

Finally, Salama from Madagascar! I apologize for the extreme delay in beginning this blog. It has permanently resided on my to-do list since my arrival but have not yet found the time or internet speed to actually begin! Bear with me while I attempt at summing…

Impressions After Week One (Alex Leitheiser)

Wow, I can’t believe I have already been living in Prague for an entire week!  Then again, when I look back, saying goodbye at the airport last Friday night seems like forever ago. I have gone through some pretty strong culture shock over the course of…

What’s Ireland to Me? (Allyson Bills)

Original post date: September 16, 2012 Being here for almost a whole month I have a new appreciation for home life.  Starting out in my very first apartment, shopping for my own groceries, getting supplies that are usually on the shelf at home has been a…

Family (Allyson Bills)

Family is a big part of most cultures around the world, included Irish culture.  This past weekend I spent time with an Irish family that has a little bit of modern and traditional Irish culture mixed together. One of my friends here at UCC that I…

Life in Cato Manor (Austin Plier)

As of this past Thursday, my homestay experience in Cato Manor (an area that is like a “neighborhood” within Durban, only much bigger) began. Just like everything else in the SIT program, the selection of this particular area has significant historical and cultural implications… During the…

Amusing the Locals (Tara Lovdahl)

Here’s another new thing for me, the garbage situation in Florence: instead of kicking it to the curb once a week like in Wisconsin, I have to carry my filled trashbag around until I find a silver bin that leads to an underground waste system. The…

Food in Japan (Brian Campbell)

What comes to mind when you think of Japanese food?  Rice and sushi?  Well you would pretty much be right.  Almost any meal you buy in Japan comes with rice, whether it’s part of the main dish or just on the side.  Sushi is always a…

Food in Galway (Diane Cantillano)

Throughout my semester, I got to experience many different kinds of delicious meals in Ireland. Being in Europe, it was easy to see all sorts of different kinds of food, but apart from the day to day stuff, I wanted to eat some things I hadn’t…

Roman Food (Brian Anhalt)

There is no one type of Italian food. The type of Italian food you can find always depends on the area you are in. Overall though, you can except when eating in Italy, meals will last hours and be full of tomato. Within Roman cuisine, you…