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!

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

How to fly when you hate flying

If the idea of flying scares the bejeebus out of you, I feel your pain. I may love to travel but I absolutely hate flying. Unlike my Mom who flies like a pro, I’m terrified of heights (or more the fear of plummeting to my death). I also live with anxiety. This means that my [...]

By | February 23rd, 2017|Blog, Travel Tips|18 Comments

When in Turkey: Don’t jump!

I remember the doctor brushing the sand away from my backside, as I lay in the foyer. His needle at the ready. It was probably one of the most embarrassing experiences of my life and all over a miscalculation of a stupid jump! My memories of Turkey are limited but mostly tinged with amusement. There are [...]

By | February 16th, 2017|Blog, Turkey|14 Comments

A caravan in Cork: A night full of laughter

As the rickety caravan swayed side-by-side and the rain poured down on our roof and into the back of our capsule, we couldn’t help but laugh. With the ocean at our doorstep, a caravan on the edge of the world (or so it felt), was the perfect place to bond. It was a bit bonkers [...]

By | February 8th, 2017|Blog, Ireland|21 Comments

“And that was the 7th time I died”: Rated and Reviewed Game of Thrones Tour in Belfast

Greetings! Before we begin this Game of Thrones review, let’s start with the quick and non-TV spoiler review of the tour: We (Úna-Minh and my partner) chose to do the Belfast Winterfell Locations tour with Game of Thrones Tours, costing us £40 each. In brief: yes, it was 100% worth it! As non-drivers, we got [...]

By | February 1st, 2017|Blog, United Kingdom|2 Comments

Rated and Reviewed: The Titanic Experience in Belfast

“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 [...]

By | January 16th, 2017|Blog, Ireland, United Kingdom|2 Comments

10 Great Things to Head to in Dublin this December

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 [...]

By | December 5th, 2016|Blog, Favourite Things, Ireland|0 Comments

Tales from Italy: Que sera, sera, whatever will be, will be

“You must stay on the board” “Really??” I exhaled with frustration. Stressed out in the Mediterranean Sea in Italy wasn’t how I imagined how my holiday was going to be. After all, in 2003 I was just a teenager and had more of a concern about the local Italian, Raphael who was ridiculously handsome in [...]

By | November 28th, 2016|Blog, Italy, Places We Love, Tales from Abroad|10 Comments