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Memories of India and the memory of a friend now gone

By | October 2nd, 2018|Blog|

For some reason this week I found myself thinking about a friend of mine who passed this year. My memories are starting to get hazy and I do not wish for them to be so. We met in Kerala in 2017 and though our time was brief, I’ll cherish every interaction. Evelyn Ang Loo was [...]

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 [...]

Top Summer Holiday Destinations 2019

By | January 23rd, 2019|Blog|

A version of this piece was originally posted in January 2019's edition of Fórsa Magazine. See more on their website here.  New Year celebrations have come and gone and for many of those still easing themselves into 2019, it’s time to book their travels in anticipation of the summer. While places like Alicante, Tenerife and Barcelona [...]

Customs and Manners: Looking at etiquette around the world

By | November 6th, 2018|Blog|

A version of this article was originally published in Fórsa Magazine To tip or not to tip? Is it rude to make this gesture? When it comes to etiquette while travelling, it often involves you being aware of the silent, unspoken “rules” of the community and one country that takes pride in its rules is [...]

Part One: 32 reasons why Ireland should be on your bucketlist

By | February 6th, 2018|Blog, Ireland|

I could rave about Ireland all day but for many others, quite often we forget what’s on our doorstep, and so I set off on a task. I reached out to fellow bloggers and came up with a collaboration to celebrate our country. For this, I included counties from both the Republic and Northern Ireland [...]

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 [...]