My address here is:
College Park Apartments,
Campus Residences Ltd.
Yes, 9 is the zipcode. In Ireland, there are only about 24.
I also have a cell phone now. The number is 0871481998 and I believe it's about 15 cents per minute to call home and per text home. Here, it's free for everyone who got the plan. I'm still only planning to use it for emergencies, as Skype will be the best way to communicate, but maybe it will work out best to text or call each other to say to go on Skype. I don't know yet, but it's nice to know that I can contact the states if I need to.
The biggest adjustment thus far has been the heating system. The heat in our rooms is on from 7 to 10 a.m., 12 to 2 p.m., and 4 to 11 p.m. Meaning, it is completely and totally off the rest of the times. Now, it's not as cold as Boston here, but it definitely gets chilly. It is January. The guides didn't tell us about the heat at first, so we all thought we were getting sick since we were all having shivering fits. Mary, the program leader, said it's quite a luxury to get heat for 12 hours out of the day. She was also jealous that we didn't have to boil our water to take hot showers.
I slept from 7 p.m. to 11:30 a.m. last night, so I feel much more myself. I'm off for the night but I'll be putting up pictures soon from my excursion around the city!