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latin quarter, galway, ireland

Gluttony in Galway, Ireland

Galway is brilliant. And I never saw it coming. My Dad and I booked our trip to Ireland on a whim, electing to include the country’s most historic port city in our itinerary just a day before we left the UK. What an excellent decision that turned out to be. Although we only spent two nights, that was all […]

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Guinness Storehouse or The Old Jameson Distillery?

Decisions, decisions. Chances are– if you’re visiting Dublin for a city break–then you’ll have a few  of them to make, including this frequent head-scratcher: visit the Guinness Storehouse or The Old Jameson Distillery. My Dad and I were lucky; we managed both, and were thus able to compare the two experiences, which feature prominently among the city’s top attractions. Guinness is […]

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magic gardens, philadelphia, isaiah zagar, street art, graffiti

6 Amazing Urban Artists That Deserve Your Attention

‘Graffiti‘ is a term many would use to describe street art, yet, I’ve no doubt that there are hundreds of urban artists on this earth who would be horrified if they heard their work described as such. The sort of artists that – if you’ll excuse the pun – wouldn’t want to be tarred with the […]

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Rioting with The Torcida: Football’s oldest, fiercest and most fanatical supporter’s group

[vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_column_text] It was my second visit to Split; the year before I had spent afternoons milling about the war-torn maze of Diocletian’s Palace, quietly sipping coffee at any of the sundry, waterfront-flanking cafés and – come evening time – getting unabashedly drunk on a flowing supply of rakia. This time it was different. I […]

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Top Oxford Pubs You Need to Visit

The Great British Pub is something intrinsic to countless lives in merry old England. It’s what we look forward to, where we can relax, chat and drink copious amounts of good, hearty ale. And Oxford is a breeding ground for some of the very best; these good, hearty ales – among their fizzier and sharper […]

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edinburgh castle, edinburgh, hogmanay

Hogmanay: The Best New Year’s Shindig. Ever.

New Year’s Eve, until a few days ago, had been in my view the single most overrated party of the calendar year. I resented planning for it, but knew that if I didn’t do something fun and outlandish then I would be considered a scrooge. Despite this planning, it invariably seemed to pan out the […]

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