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The realities of travelling by staying at home



Sorrento and the Amalfi Coast

Sorrento... Positano... The names conjure up such sun-drenched and exclusive fantasies, an ideal paradise beckoning… Did it live up to my dreams? First of all, how could it? Nothing ever does… Secondly, I struggled to find anything at all to... Continue Reading →


Bologna – city of porticoes and towers

The portici (porticoes) are the essence of the city of Bologna. The network of 38km of porticoes is found throughout the city centre that shelter the citizens from the elements like the city has been sheltered from the strife affecting... Continue Reading →

Galway and Salthill

Galway city What to do: I’ve been to the city centre a few times before so I didn’t stay too long there this time. I’d recommend checking out Eyre Square, the Spanish Arch, the Salmon Weir, the Galway Arts Centre... Continue Reading →

Ennis and West Clare

Ennis Ennis is a really lovely, compact town in the middle of County Clare. For me it was an ideal stopover on the way from Cork to Galway. What to do: Clare Museum has exhibits on many aspects of life... Continue Reading →

My Wishlist – 5 Places I really want to go right NOW

1. Florence, Italy The home of Michelangelo’s David and Botticelli’s Birth of Venus.   2. Wineglass Bay, Freycinet National Park, Tasmania, Australia   3. New Orleans, USA Wouldn't this be so cool during Mardi Gras?! 4. Fiji, Pacific Ocean 333 tropical... Continue Reading →

Costa del Sol: Torremolinos

‘Torrie’ is quite a touristy town but being there in the low season, it was a lot more pleasant and still quite warm (though it did rain the whole of the first day I was there, I stayed inside to... Continue Reading →

Seville: In Renewal

Seville is a charming, vibrant city, bigger than I expected and definitely more beautiful. It is located in the southwest corner of Spain and is the largest city in Andalucía.   What to do: I first visited Seville Cathedral with... Continue Reading →

Lisbon: My Do’s and Dont’s

What can I say about Lisbon? I didn’t like it, I didn’t enjoy it, I didn’t feel good there... Maybe it’s just me...did anyone else just feel like something was missing from the city? Anyway, here’s a random collection of... Continue Reading →

Planning for Portugal

My last adventure was before Christmas but I am only getting around to writing about it now. I spent a week in Portugal followed by 2 weeks in the south of Spain. There were highs and lows but overall it... Continue Reading →

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