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 Tour Groups we used in Vietnam 2019

We just used two tour groups for our trip this year but one thing that we got a real experience for, was how to just wing it. The first tour group we used was tricky to decipher because it was through Viator (a tour aggregator company whose parent company is Trip Advisor). The reason we [...]

By | May 9th, 2019|Vietnam|0 Comments

Vietnam 2019 in Video

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cE02UXaVCHk Here's a whirlwind video of our recent trip to Vietnam. I filmed this all on my iPhone 6S and edited it when I was home! It's in the Irish language but there are English subtitles available. Hope you enjoy this and feel free to leave a comment or ask any question about our trip. [...]

By | April 5th, 2019|Blog, Vietnam|0 Comments

Rated and Reviewed: Where we stayed in Vietnam 2019

We’re back from an incredible trip to Vietnam. As Irish people whose burning point sits around the 24-degree mark, March was an ideal time to travel there (though we’re considering April next year for a bit more sunshine). We stayed completely in northern Vietnam this year because along with holidaying, we were also in the [...]

By | March 28th, 2019|Blog, Vietnam|0 Comments

Where in the world? Our Trips and Travels in 2019

Let’s cut to the chase - where do we plan on going this year? So far, I have two trips booked. This March (and following our “every two years” trend), Mom and I are heading back to Vietnam. This will be the 5th time I’ll be back and Mom’s 6th; the first when she was [...]

By | January 30th, 2019|Blog, Vietnam|0 Comments

Top Summer Holiday Destinations 2019

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 [...]

By | January 23rd, 2019|Blog|1 Comment

Customs and Manners: Looking at etiquette around the world

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 [...]

By | November 6th, 2018|Blog|0 Comments

Memories of India and the memory of a friend now gone

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 [...]

By | October 2nd, 2018|Blog|4 Comments

Rated and Reviewed: Where we stayed in Japan 2018

This year myself and my partner headed on a three-week trip to Japan. Too long had it been on our bucket list and we didn’t know what really to expect but because it was new territory for us, we stayed in a mix of hotels, hostels, and inns. We were aware that some more traditional [...]

By | August 29th, 2018|Blog, Japan|4 Comments

A Mother-Daughter Journey: From Santiago de Compostela to Cape Finisterre

Our walk across the Spanish countryside has long come and gone but as you many of you know, Mom and I walked the Camino Finisterre this year taking in around 89km overland. The Camino Finisterre (Land's End) is arguably the real end to the Camino de Santiago. It was thought that Cape Finisterre and its [...]

By | July 31st, 2018|Spain|2 Comments

Nerds Unite: 32 things every geek needs to see in Japan

My partner and I are pretty hardcore gamers so it was only natural that our journey to Japan was heavily on the geeky side. But Japan is not just heaven for gamers and anime fans, it also caters greatly for science, the animal obsessed, movie buffs and tech nerds. I did a serious amount of [...]

By | July 17th, 2018|Favourite Things, Japan|0 Comments