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Kerala Blog Express Diaries: The smiles of India

By | April 6th, 2017|Blog, India|

Heavily moustached and with a frown on his face, the Indian man read the text on the side of the bus. "29 nationalities" "30 bloggers" "Trip of a Lifetime" "#KeralaBlogExpress" and each country making a banner around the top - it's a lot to take in at a glance. From the window seat, I watched [...]

Kerala Blog Express Diaries: Welcome to India!

By | March 19th, 2017|Blog, India|

The heat hit me like a slushie to the face. It was stifling hot and I was tired, jet lagged and instantly sticky. My linen shirt did Trojan work at combating the heat and as I waited for my bag at arrivals, I was glad I had chosen it for the flight. I was finally [...]

How to Apply for an Indian Visa from Ireland

By | March 2nd, 2017|Blog, India|

Thinking of heading to India on holidays? Looks like you’re going to need an Indian Visa for the journey. Below is my experience of applying for one here in Ireland. To date, I’ve found visa applications ridiculously tedious and I long await the day when they’re straightforward! But I digress. To apply for an Indian [...]

Eyemasks, Leg rests, Moneybags: 9 things we’re bringing to Vietnam

By | September 24th, 2017|Blog, Favourite Things, Travel Tips, Vietnam|

The deadline LOOMS. As I’m writing this I’m sitting on my bed with my suitcase close by. It’s packed with light clothes and other essentials but some of the most important things are going into my backpack. Over the years, we’ve picked up quite a few bits and bobs and tend to tweak each backpack [...]

The Camino Diaries – Road to Redondela

By | June 23rd, 2017|Blog, Spain|

With an extra day in Vigo before Redondela in our hands, my friend Diana who’s also a fellow travel blogger offered to bring us on a spin to the beach. Praia de Nerga was close to Vigo and was a white sanded paradise away from the grey industrial port. The water was crystal clear with [...]

The Camino Diaries – Crossing the Border

By | June 12th, 2017|Blog, Portugal|

Cheese drizzled with oregano and olive oil, prawns covered in garlic, the heat of the sun on our skin as the water lapped against the shore. This was the life! With our bags packed, boots on, and Google Maps firmly by our side our goal was to head across the border into Spain but not [...]

Kerala Blog Express Diaries: “Give me your best price, Ish”

By | April 20th, 2017|Blog, India, Tales from Abroad|

I walked along the dusty paths at the Uday Samudra Resort in Trivandrum. It was like two separate worlds. One that held the rich glamour of the wealthy and the other, a more normal and quieter life. My “foreigner” look was obvious, for not only was I clutching a clunky camera, but I was wearing shorts [...]

Kerala Blog Express Diaries: Munnar – “If there is a heaven on earth, then this is it”

By | April 11th, 2017|Blog, India|

I was worried when I heard the word “hike” but with the promises of a view that would take my breath away, I was sold. After all, I was in Munnar one of the most beautiful places on earth, how could I say “no” to more beauty? We had escaped to the highlands of Kerala, [...]

Rated and Reviewed: The Titanic Experience in Belfast

By | January 16th, 2017|Blog, Ireland, United Kingdom|

“Take a left, and then another left and then a right and head straight on and keep going on and on and you should see it on your left!” The Belfast accent was so strong that it left me spluttering through my words. Gripping my map and determined not to make some touristy mistake; I [...]

10 Great Things to Head to in Dublin this December

By | December 5th, 2016|Blog, Favourite Things, Ireland|

Are you sitting at home twiddling your thumbs? Wondering what Dublin could possibly offer you this December? Fear not! I know that we’re already a few days into this Christmas month, but there are so many great and curious things on in Dublin city at the moment that I couldn’t resist putting together a short [...]