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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

Do’s and Don’ts: Japanese etiquette for first-time travellers

Well now! How are you? It’s been a while. Myself and my partner are just back from an epic adventure to Japan. We spent 3 whole weeks traipsing across the country and flew home to Ireland just last Thursday, so as you can imagine – we’re still recovering. But boy, do I have so much [...]

By | July 9th, 2018|Blog, Japan|4 Comments

A First-Timer’s Guide to Vietnam

This piece was first published in the April 2018 edition of Fórsa magazine and my piece was reproduced here with permission. I've added a few lines for links. It's aimed at people in Irish so there are references throughout, however, I hope that the information will be useful to many. Vietnam is on a lot [...]

By | April 1st, 2018|Blog, Vietnam|0 Comments

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

Welcome to part two of the Ireland, county-by-county bucketlist. I reached out to fellow bloggers and came up with a collaboration to celebrate our country. I gave Irish bloggers the task to showcase why their county is the best in a few paragraphs and they did not disappoint. We hope that what we've said will [...]

By | February 12th, 2018|Blog, Ireland|2 Comments

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

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 [...]

By | February 6th, 2018|Blog, Ireland|1 Comment

Rated and Reviewed: Where we stayed in Vietnam 2017

I know, I know, it’s already 2018 and I’m only getting around to writing this now. But hey, better late than never eh? Last October we spent an amazing month in Vietnam and travelled from north to south, staying in some fabulous places. Like our 2016 trip, this piece is the lowdown on where we [...]

By | January 7th, 2018|Blog, Vietnam|4 Comments

A taste of Hue: where the women are clearly the bosses

The dragon boats are floating up and down Hue's Perfume River as Mom and I sit under the canopy of the Truong Tien Bridge. Who'd want to eat in a dreary restaurant when you can get energy from this? The smell of barbecue hits you like a sixth sense, it takes over your body and you [...]

By | December 11th, 2017|Blog, Tales from Abroad, Vietnam|0 Comments

Giving back: six charities we supported in Vietnam this year

“Pray for the dead. And fight like hell for the living!" - Mother Jones We’ve been back from Vietnam since the end of October and while we’re both settling into our normal lives at home, I’ve held off updating the blog a bit. Why? Well, we did so much over the course of the visit [...]

By | November 16th, 2017|Blog, Vietnam|4 Comments