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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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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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A weekend in Cantal - In Photos

Posted on 05. Sep, 2012 by .

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To wrap up this series on my press trip in Cantal, I couldn’t think of a better solution than a photo essay. Not because I don’t have anything to say about Cantal. I do. In fact I always have something to say, about pretty much everything. Ask my husband! But somehow I feel like no words [...]

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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

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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cantal

Cantal, the best place you’ve never heard of?

Posted on 20. Jul, 2012 by .

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People love Paris. People love the Riviera. People love the castles. But do people know about Cantal? Didn’t think so. Cantal is one of Auvergne‘s four departments. Each one of them is quite different from the others, and Cantal is all about the outdoors: mountains, volcanoes, hiking, chestnut hunting and al fresco dining. I myself knew [...]

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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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portobello beach edinburgh

Portobello Beach, Edinburgh - In Photos

Posted on 16. Jul, 2012 by .

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My trip to Edinburgh was nothing like I had expected. I had vivid memories of my trip back there in 2008, and I was psyched to be going back. I wanted to see everything again, work on the most amazing photo opportunities and really immerse myself in Scottish life even for a few days. That’s [...]

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bastille day in paris

How to celebrate Bastille Day in Paris like a local

Posted on 10. Jul, 2012 by .

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If you have the opportunity to celebrate Bastille Day with the Parisians, it’s one not to be missed. What’s not to like? Striped shirts, fireworks, al fresco wine until the wee hours? The French may not be as patriotic as Uncle Sam but July 14th is THE day of the year where they let loose, [...]

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photos of prague

Rediscovering Prague - In Photos

Posted on 07. Jul, 2012 by .

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I’ve been lucky enough to visit Prague twice in my life. The first visit barely qualifies as such since I was only there for a few hours, but the second one gave me ample time to revisit my favorite places and discover new ones. I’ve been in a travel whirlwind ever since I got back, [...]

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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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daytrips from london

Dover, England - In Photos

Posted on 02. Jul, 2012 by .

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Dover was one of the most important items on my bucket list. For some reason, I was always really, really drawn to it. Something about those majestic white cliffs intrigued me. And while I didn’t get the chance to see them when I lived in the UK, I was lucky enough to catch a glimpse a few [...]

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A weekend in Rome - In Photos

Posted on 29. Jun, 2012 by .

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Rome is quite an amazing city. A bit like other capitals around the world, it’s the kind of place you never actually do. There’s no such thing as having done Rome, because there simply is too many things to do to fill one lifetime! Rome also happens to be very photogenic… This is probably what [...]

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