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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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Three Days in Deadly Dublin

Just to be clear: Dublin is a very safe city. It is not deadly in the literal sense, though something tells me that if I had consumed many more pints of Guinness or Full Irish breakfasts, I might have literally exploded. Thankfully this didn’t happen, and I am still in one piece, albeit a couple of […]

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budapest, hungary, river danube

The Dos and Don’ts of Budapest

Budapest is one of those European hubs that inevitably makes it into anyone’s Euro-trip itinerary for one reason or another. It was the nightlife that drew me in, since I’d heard and read so many good things about it. For others, it might be the impressive blend of architectural styles, the sweeping views over the River […]

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valencia, el carmen

Take12Trips May: Valencia

At last, I’ve got around to writing this post. It’s tricky making time for two blogs, freelance work, a full-time teaching job and what seems to be a blossoming romance. But hey, this is a blog about part-time travel so why not part-time productivity too? Let’s just hope I wow you with awesome content and […]

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sintra, lisbon, portugal, pena palace

Sintra: Way More than just a Day Trip

Whoever decided that Sintra can be see in a day is either the world’s most thankless traveller or superhuman. In any case, they are very, very wrong. Yet that was the general impression among the six or seven people we quizzed before and during our stay in Lisbon last month, thus, we allotted one day […]

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