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28
Aug

Asian Adventures

Thailand

Thailand

Sometimes we choose a holiday where we do nothing but unwind. Then there are times when we choose one for adventure; where the sounds, smells and sights are foreign and intoxicating.

The second time I visited South East Asia I went for 4 months, starting in Vietnam. I’d decided to travel alone, much to the heartache of my parents. They were beside themselves with worry, but I moved ahead with my plans regardless. Read more »

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21
Aug

Europe’s Friendliest City

Photo Credit: Discoverireland.ie

Photo Credit: Discoverireland.ie

Earlier this month, Conde Nast Traveler unveiled its list of the friendliest and unfriendliest cities around the world and it has to be said, Ireland ranked pretty high. The medieval city of Kilkenny came ninth and was the only European city in the Top Ten. Dublin came in at Number 13 and Cork, Number 20. Read more »

14
Aug

Going the Long Haul – India & New Zealand

Kerala, India

Kerala, India

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

It’s been a couple of years since I went to India, but I remember my first day like it was yesterday. The sounds and smells of the city hit me the moment we stepped out of Mumbai airport.

The intensity of the heat was heightened by the fact that there were hundreds of shouting men circling us like sharks. Read more »

7
Aug

Ireland’s Top Beachside Breaks for Families

Donegal

Donegal

I spent the weekend in the Kingdom of Kerry, where we spent a night with my sister and her family on a campsite at the very tip of the Iveragh Peninsula.  Read more »