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Trip: Starting in Ireland

There are [30] stories from my trip: Starting in Ireland


I attract the rudest people in London.

UNITED KINGDOM | Wednesday, 17 Jun 2009 | Views [546] | Comments [1]

I’ve been in London for 5 days and I have discovered I have this uncanny knack for seeking out the rudest people in this bloody city. Perhaps it is my stupid need to talk to random people I come across, who knows; all I know is that today ... Read more >


Sunshine and Summer in the land of rain.

IRELAND | Wednesday, 10 Jun 2009 | Views [606]

Ireland has been having some very un-Irish-like weather of late. Yes, I’m talking about more than a few hours of sunshine! So what does a bunch of Aussies do in the land of rain when the sun comes out for the first time in 6 months? Bake themselves ... Read more >


Gallery: Out and About in Dublin

IRELAND | Wednesday, 10 Jun 2009 | Photo Gallery


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Eurovision Fever.

IRELAND | Monday, 1 Jun 2009 | Views [626] | Comments [1]

There’s been ads on telly, interviews and performances on the radio, and articles in the newspapers. It is that time of year – Eurovision time! Not being from a European country, my only knowledge of the competition is that it’s a ... Read more >

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Turkey, Part 2: Anzac Cove, Anzac Day 2009.

TURKEY | Monday, 11 May 2009 | Views [1660] | Comments [1]

Waiting in the sunshine in the bustling crowds outside Aya Sofya, we were all relaxed. There were 34 of us, Australians and New Zealanders, who had made the trip to Turkey for Anzac Day from our respective homes around the world, and we were almost ... Read more >

Tags: anzac day, turkey


Turkey, Part 1: Istanbul.

TURKEY | Sunday, 3 May 2009 | Views [1121]

Arriving in Istanbul at 2am, after a long stop in a boring Frankfurt airport and a full day of travelling, all I wanted was to get to my hostel and fall into bed. I knew this was going to be a flying visit of Turkey, so I wanted to make the ... Read more >


Gallery: Anzac Day in Turkey

TURKEY | Tuesday, 28 Apr 2009 | Photo Gallery


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Road trip to South West Ireland - how many places called Miltown can there be?

IRELAND | Thursday, 23 Apr 2009 | Views [1724]

Renting a car and driving around Ireland is a lot easier than I thought it would be. That is, until you are trying to find the town that is 8 miles west of Miltown on the Dingle Peninsula, when in actual fact there are two towns in the area with ... Read more >


Gallery: Road Trip to the South

IRELAND | Monday, 20 Apr 2009 | Photo Gallery

The South & West Coasts of Ireland
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3 days in Northern Ireland.

UNITED KINGDOM | Tuesday, 14 Apr 2009 | Views [732] | Comments [3]

  If there is just over half a litre in a pint, the question has to be asked, ‘How many litres of beer can be drunk in a 3 day tour of Northern Ireland?’ And even more pertinent, ‘How many litres of Guinness can be drunk in that time frame?’ ... Read more >


Gallery: Northern Ireland

UNITED KINGDOM | Tuesday, 14 Apr 2009 | Photo Gallery

Easter in the North
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Just a bit of an update, and a little bit about the school I’m working at –

IRELAND | Friday, 10 Apr 2009 | Views [568]

Been feeling I’ve got a bit slack with the email updates lately, so what better way to communicate what’s been going on than this exact journal. Really, I’ve just been doing the same old here for the last few weeks. Work has been interesting.... Read more >


An Australian Singer in Dublin (and a little update of the fella situation).

IRELAND | Tuesday, 31 Mar 2009 | Views [581] | Comments [1]

Don't get too excited mum, the update on the fella situation is only what I told you on skype the other day! But for the rest of you, you'll have to wait until the end of this entry. Now to the Austrlian singer - Erin bought us tickets to see Ben Lee ... Read more >


Gallery: St Patricks Weekend and Day!

IRELAND | Monday, 23 Mar 2009 | Photo Gallery


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St Patrick's weekend and being a tourist

IRELAND | Monday, 23 Mar 2009 | Views [406]

What else would you do on the biggest weekend in Dublin of the year but be a tourist. And in keeping with the backpacker tradition, it was all about what free stuff we could do for the weekend. The best place to start for this weekend is the St Patricks ... Read more >


St Patricks Day in Dublin! What you've all been waiting for.

IRELAND | Monday, 23 Mar 2009 | Views [795] | Comments [1]

I love the fact that the nation gets a day off for a Saint related reason. Sure he converted the vikings to Catholicism, and is said to have driven the snakes out of Ireland, but secretly I think the Irish just used the day as an excuse to get drunk ... Read more >


Gallery: Phoenix Park

IRELAND | Sunday, 1 Mar 2009 | Photo Gallery

The sights
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I went to a deer park and didn't see any deer.

IRELAND | Sunday, 1 Mar 2009 | Views [392] | Comments [1]

Continuing on our misson tos ee as much of Dublin for the least amount of money possible, Erin (my roomie) and I decided to hit Phoenix Park this weekend. The original plan was to go Saturday (because there is free tours of the Presidents residence ... Read more >

Tags: parks, phoenix park


Gallery: A train trip to Howth.

IRELAND | Friday, 27 Feb 2009 | Photo Gallery

Just some rather ordinary pics of the seaside
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How often are schools actually in session here?

IRELAND | Sunday, 22 Feb 2009 | Views [575]

  I’m never going to complain about the amount of holidays I get as a teacher, but it does seem schools over on this side of the world have an awful lot of holidays. However, seeing as the reason I’m over here is to travel and see as much ... Read more >


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