Europe Travel​​

Ireland Trip: Day 6-7 (Final Travels And Return Home)
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Ireland Trip: Day 6-7 (Final Travels And Return Home)

The day after Easter is actually a bank holiday here in Ireland, so it’s actually quite sleepy on both Easter Sunday and the Monday after. Cork, being Ireland’s second biggest cities, has gone through a […]

Ireland Trip: Day 5 (Easter And Rugby – What A Combo)
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Ireland Trip: Day 5 (Easter And Rugby – What A Combo)

Cork is just a short 4 1/2 hour bus ride southeast from Dublin, and buses leave on the hour on most days. As most people say, some of the best of Ireland is seen outside […]

Ireland Trip: Day 4 (Spray Painting and Absinthe)
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Ireland Trip: Day 4 (Spray Painting and Absinthe)

The trick is that they add the tomato, thus making the traditional Irish breakfast especially healthy. Complete with most animals in existence in the Western hemisphere, this artery-clogging conglomeration sticks with you the rest of […]

Ireland Trip: Day 3 (Part Two: Dry Good Friday)
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Ireland Trip: Day 3 (Part Two: Dry Good Friday)

I somehow have this uncanny ability to travel to places during the wrong holiday. Sweden during Midsummer, Good Friday in Dublin. From what I’ve seen, the only things open tonight are a shawarma restaurant and […]

Ireland Trip: Day 3 (Scones, Castles And U2)
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Ireland Trip: Day 3 (Scones, Castles And U2)

What better meal for the day after than fish and, er, salad (a healthy twist on a fattening classic)? This was actually the second meal of the day, breakfast being a mixed berry scone (my […]

Ireland Trip: Day 2 (Part 2: Away From Temple Bar)
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Ireland Trip: Day 2 (Part 2: Away From Temple Bar)

It only takes a few minute strolling around the infamous (but alas, touristy) Temple Bar district at night to make you want to head south to Wexford Street to grab that evening pint. I headed […]

Ireland Trip: Day 2 (Guinness: What Better Way To Celebrate Getting Over Jet lag?)
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Ireland Trip: Day 2 (Guinness: What Better Way To Celebrate Getting Over Jet lag?)

Anaheim = Disneyland. Dublin = Guinness Storehouse. Here I am trying some of Ireland’s black gold in the Gravity Bar, a rooftop, 360-degree view of Dublin bar that sits on top of the Guinness Storehouse […]

Ireland Trip: Day 1
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Ireland Trip: Day 1

Mental note: In the future, do not eat two large bowls of a high-fiber breakfast cereal the morning of a long flight, it does not make for a comfortable trip. I left drizzly, grey New […]

Ireland Trip: Day -1
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Ireland Trip: Day -1

Here’s a picture of my travel gear before packing (a new personal travel tradition). Notice the lack of summer clothes but the inclusion of sunglasses (I’m an optimist). The good news is that the weather […]

The Top 10 Pubs In London
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The Top 10 Pubs In London

Who better to come up with a “Top Ten List of the Best Pubs in London” than the guy who wrote the book on it? Peter Haydon spills the beans on his favorite drinking joints […]

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