Europe Travel​​

First Look: Images of Athens’s New Acropolis Museum
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First Look: Images of Athens’s New Acropolis Museum

Images of Athens’s New Acropolis Museum have begun to crop up, and the good news is that it’s not bad as so many people had feared (in fact it looks pretty amazing). Rumored to be […]

Images From Ireland
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Images From Ireland

[mbs slideshow=1] Here are some highlights of my trip to Ireland in April of 2009. 1.     St. Patrick’s Cathedral: Dublin. Reputedly the site of a well that St. Patrick himself used to baptize newly converted […]

Discover Basque Country (In France!)
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Discover Basque Country (In France!)

On the other side of the south of France lies the Pays Basque, the little-known French Basque region over the border from its slightly more well-known Spanish counterpart containing San Sebastian. As this article in […]

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 […]