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Posts from the ‘Africa’ Category

15
Dec

Winter Sun Destinations

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The thought of leaving behind dreary winter skies and escaping to sunnier shores is very appealing. Long weekends in sunny cities, lazy family beach holidays or you may even be setting your sights further afield to exotic locations where sunshine and adventure is guaranteed. There are plenty of places to visit which offer sun during our winter season – India, Asia, Australia and New Zealand. The world is your oyster.
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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 »

1
May

Budget Travel with Nomadic Matt

Photo Credit: Nomadic Matt

Photo Credit: Nomadic Matt

If you haven’t already met, then let me introduce you to Matt Kepnes, otherwise known as Nomadic Matt. Author of a number of books, including How to travel the world on $50 a day, Matt is a travel writer who believes passionately that travelling doesn’t have to cost an arm and a leg. Read more »

13
Mar

Travelling With Brendan Harding


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One of the best things about being a travel writer is the people you meet. When you’re abroad you tend to be more open to chatting to complete strangers, well at least I am. The world seems friendlier when you’re on holidays, perhaps it’s the sunshine and leisurely liquid lunches, either way, it’s refreshing and one of my favourite things about travelling. Read more »

21
Jan

An Adventure In South Africa

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South Africa has become a popular destination for the Irish with the promise of sunshine, beaches, vineyards and sightings of the Big 5 (lion, buffalo, hippo, rhino, elephant). The most common route is to fly into the cosmopolitan Capetown, venture along the spectacular Garden Route and do a safari in one of the private reserves on the south-east coast. Read more »

25
Apr

Honeymoon Destinations

Marriage is when two people commit to wanting the other as a partner for life. Someone to go through the highs and lows of the passing years and who will love and support you no matter how wrinkly, grey or silly you get. Read more »

1
Dec

In Search of Sunshine – Winter Sun Destinations

I think I am the only person excited about the arrival of the cold aka winter. I just don’t see the excitement in balmy December days. The prospect of picking out a Christmas tree whilst wearing a t-shirt and flip-flops, unless I’m in some exotic sunny location, seems pointless. Read more »

29
Sep

Creative Holidays – Painting, Writing, Crafts & Photography

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I speak from experience when I say our creative aspirations are often neglected. How many times have you heard people say “I’ve always wanted to write a book” or “I used to love painting, but I just don’t have the time now”?
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