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5 different attractions to visit in Paris

Of course, when you are on holidays in Paris there are some very obvious places to go such as the Eiffel tower, Arc de Triomphe and Notre Dame. However, some of my favourite places are somewhat off the beaten track and amazing places to explore. Ile Saint Louis This is probably my most favourite place to visit in Paris. This little island is in the centre of Paris and feels somewhat untouched by the bustling city around it. If you ...
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Edinburgh – Christmas Markets, Ghost tours, and Haggis

Last Winter I took a lovely weekend break to Edinburgh with a group of friends.  It was organised after a discussion one night about how we all wanted to get away somewhere for a weekend. One person in the group suggested Edinburgh. Before I travel I normally have everything organised as to what I want to do and where I want to go while I was there. As this was organised by someone else, I went with no research done ...
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Brexit – What it means right now for people travelling abroad

As the shock of UK’s decision to leave the European Union is still sinking in many people are wondering how this is going to effect them when travelling. Some effects will be more long term as it will take at least two years for the UK to leave the EU. Others will take effect immediately for people travelling.  Here is a list of things you should know if you are travelling at the moment or in the near future. Currency At the ...
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Afternoon tea and the search for a plain scone, London

In the last number of years Afternoon tea has become popular in many hotels and restaurants across the globe. I must say I do enjoy going for tea and having some nice tasty treats with it. But yet, to get the most authentic experience you must go to the epicentre of Afternoon tea which of course is London. Every tea shop and café in London offer up some sort of version of afternoon tea. You can get every theme imaginable including prohibition ...
TravelIrelandDay Trips

A walk around Powerscourt Gardens

Last weekend I decided as I had nothing to do and wanted to get out of the house, to go on a trip to Powerscourt Estate in Wicklow Powerscourt House was originally an estate in the 18th century but now most famous for its gardens, which have been voted No 3 in the world by national geographic Thankfully the day I went the sun was out and it was a lovely summers day, which helps when you are spending the ...
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A tour of the Titanic Museum Belfast

 Having a weekend to myself with nothing to do I decided a fun trip would be to go to the Titanic Museum in Belfast. It is approximately an hour and a half drive from Dublin. Having never been in the North of Ireland before I thought it would be a nice day out. Getting There I never realised they do not use the metric system in the North.  This meant I was going at a ridiculously slow speed on the ...
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Bloom in the Park 2016 – Not just a bed of roses

For those of you who don’t know, Bloom in the Park takes place every year in the Phonix Park in Dublin during the June bank holiday weekend. Bloom festival as the name suggests, is a garden festival.  It demonstrates gardens from the most renowned landscapers across the country. When I first heard of Bloom three years ago I didn’t think it was the type of festival I wanted to go to. Flowers are not my forte. As the summer approaches, I usually buy flowers ...