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 – Onwards to the Hot Springs of Caldas de Reis

With two days to spend in Pontevedra before we bustled to Caldas de Reis, we explored every nook and cranny. Pontevedra has traditionally been a trading city, a Galician port that was the hub of sea-trading activity. It’s lively with so many places to see including the gorgeous Parador Pontevedra; a haven that felt like [...]

By | July 31st, 2017|Blog, Spain|17 Comments

13 Practical Tips for Walking the Camino de Santiago

Whether you’re looking for an adventure with friends, a bonding with loved ones, an enlightening experience or simply a challenge, the Camino de Santiago can be one of the most memorable walks of your life. But what is the Camino de Santiago I hear you ask? Also known as The Way of St. James (or [...]

By | July 19th, 2017|Blog, Portugal, Spain|11 Comments

The Camino Diaries – The Long Slog to Pontevedra

After a much-needed siesta and shower in our hostel in Redondela, we managed to drag ourselves to the local supermarket to grab supplies. Our goal was to pre-make our lunches in advance of each walk so that we could snack along the way; something I’d recommend for future travellers! We spent the night in A [...]

By | July 11th, 2017|Blog, Spain|13 Comments

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