Archive for 'Ireland'

aran islands

A daytrip at the Aran Islands

Posted on 28. Sep, 2012 by .

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Think remote. Isolated. Raw. Untouched. Got it? Now make it even more remote. THAT’s the Aran Islands. To me anyway. Considering how fond I am of big cities, I may slightly exaggerate. But in this day and age of fast development and globalization, the Aran Islands seem to have resisted this urge to evolve - they […]

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cliffs of moher

The Cliffs of Moher, Ireland - In Photos

Posted on 24. Sep, 2012 by .

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Ahh, the beautiful Cliffs of Moher. The most interesting stop on the 3rd day of my Ireland roadtrip! Also known to The Princess Bride fans as the Cliffs of Insanity. Yes, I will take any occasion I get to plug my love for that movie. “- You seem a decent fellow, I’d hate to kill […]

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the troubles murals

Northern Ireland’s Troubles Murals - In Photos

Posted on 14. Sep, 2012 by .

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It’s hard to believe that it was only a few years ago. And perhaps even harder to believe that despite the time that passed, and the efforts made, the issue isn’t entirely settled. In terms of Irish history, the so-called “Troubles” are a major chapter, and is still very true in Northern Ireland, especially in Derry […]

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giant's causeway

The Giant’s Causeway, Northern Ireland - In Photos

Posted on 10. Sep, 2012 by .

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The Giant’s Causeway was something I had always seen on desktop wallpapers, or in one of the BBC famous travel videos. I never thought I would actually get to see it for myself one day. But I did! The 6th day of my trip in Ireland with Shamrocker Tours was all about the dramatic coastline […]

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blarney castle

Getting the gift of the gab at Blarney Castle

Posted on 03. Sep, 2012 by .

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I was always intrigued by the famous, mysterious stone of eloquence at Blarney Castle. Not that I need it, mind you. Trust me - I talk enough as it is. I think people secretly wish I would just shut the hell up every once in a while. I even asked my dad the other day, […]

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dingle peninsula

The rugged Dingle Peninsula - In Photos

Posted on 29. Aug, 2012 by .

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Roadtripping in Ireland was a life-long dream. For some reason (perhaps because half my family has bright ginger hair, perhaps because we are quite the elbow-benders), I was always drawn to the Emerald Island, and what better way to discover it than with a car, I thought. Well there happens to be a better way. […]

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Carrick-a-Rede, Northern Ireland - In Photos

Posted on 30. Jul, 2012 by .

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As I mentioned before, Ireland is notorious for its unpredictable weather. It is highly recommend that you carry, at all times, the following items: wool socks, sunscreen, sunglasses and a scarf. You just never know. And sadly, Mother Nature’s time of the month decided to strike just when I was scheduled to visit the perilous […]

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ireland clichés

The faces of Ireland - In Photos

Posted on 19. Jul, 2012 by .

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Ireland is notorious for a lot of things. But what intrigued me the most what its inhabitants - either of the human or fluffy kind. People often say that traveling is all about the locals we meet on the way, and the unique experiences we share with them. True? I think so. And since I’m […]

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Where to stay in Dublin: Generator Hostel Dublin

Posted on 06. Jul, 2012 by .

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A hostel? Really? Trust me, I was surprised too. I’m not the biggest fans of hostels, and 20 bed dorms and flips flips in the shower, but I am definitely a fan of the Generator Hostel Dublin. But when Hostelworld offered to sponsor the first night of my trip in Ireland, I gave it a second […]

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drinking guinness

The art of drinking Guinness

Posted on 06. Jul, 2012 by .

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Most of you probably know that drinking Guinness really isn’t my favorite sport. I’ll take a sip, work my face in unflattering and disgusted grimaces, hear my friends shoo and tell me I’m a filthy pagan, and put the pint back on the table. That’s just how it is. I hate Guinness. But it’s not […]

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ireland clichés

Who knew Ireland was so… Irish?

Posted on 22. Jun, 2012 by .

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It seems like Ireland’s reputation follows her everywhere, and even precedes her most of the time. As they say, “where there’s smoke, there’s fire”, and that applies to Ireland as well. Let’s see what are the most commons Ireland clichés, and what I have noticed about them. After spending a week in the country with Shamrocker […]

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guinness storehouse

Why You Should Visit the Guinness Storehouse Even If You Hate Guinness

Posted on 06. Jan, 2012 by .

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When I planned my first trip to Ireland,  I had a few things in mind that I wanted to explore, especially in Dublin. The colorful doors of Merrion Square. The Ha’Penny Bridge. St.Stephen’s Green. All that drill. Visiting the Guinness Storehouse, however, was way down on my list of priorities. You see, I am not a big […]

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