About Una-Minh

Hello! Úna-Minh is a journalist, social media consultant and virtual assistant who loves (you guessed it) TRAVEL. She also feels a bit strange writing in the third person so she’ll stop that now. You can find out more about me and my Mammy in the about section of this blog!

The Camino Diaries – Road to Redondela

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 [...]

By | June 23rd, 2017|Blog, Spain|8 Comments

The Camino Diaries – Crossing the Border

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 [...]

By | June 12th, 2017|Blog, Portugal|10 Comments

The Camino Diaries – The Journey from Porto

I hugged Mom. We stood outside Santiago de Compostela Cathedral breathing in relief. It had been quite the journey. Over a week previously we had been taking it easy in Portugal, basking in the buzz of Porto, meeting up with friends and barely acknowledging that we had to walk to Santiago. On reflection, we’re not [...]

By | June 6th, 2017|Blog, Portugal|13 Comments

11 of the most luxurious places to stay in Kerala

Note: KeralaBlogExpress is an initiative by Kerala Tourism which invites international bloggers to experience the best of Kerala. Our stays at each hotel were complimentary, including our food (but not our drinks).  One of the things that amazed me about Kerala was how well they did luxury. Often tucked away from the public past the [...]

By | May 10th, 2017|Blog, India|16 Comments

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

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 [...]

By | April 20th, 2017|Blog, India, Tales from Abroad|18 Comments

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

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, [...]

By | April 11th, 2017|Blog, India|22 Comments

Kerala Blog Express Diaries: The smiles of 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 [...]

By | April 6th, 2017|Blog, India|19 Comments

Kerala Blog Express Diaries: Welcome to 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 [...]

By | March 19th, 2017|Blog, India|5 Comments

Travelling with Mom: Irish Bloggers Share Their Adventures

For some, travelling with parents can be an exhausting and stressful experience. But for many others, travelling with their Mom can be heart-warming and the ultimate bonding experience. I’m of the latter mind. For me, there would be no travel bug without my Mom. After all, she’s the one who inspired this blog of mine [...]

By | March 8th, 2017|Blog|19 Comments

How to Apply for an Indian Visa from Ireland

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 [...]

By | March 2nd, 2017|Blog, India|14 Comments