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Costa Rica

So we took a family holiday in Costa Rica, which proved to be a delightful country with mostly friendly people, particularly in the tourist industry,  its biggest industry. 290 more words

Natural World

Seduced by Dublin's sublime in Springtime

For all my love of exploring foreign lands, there are times when I’ve felt like a tourist in my own city, burrowing into its many urban landscapes and subcultures. 461 more words


Dream trip day 67 walk through the (historic) park, protests, 1516 brewery

The days were usually very overcast and I grew paranoid about being caught in the rain so I would stay in my room, writing and researching my next move until the afternoons. 1,126 more words


What no one tells you about Paris

You are planning your big trip to the mystical city, la belle ville, capital of France: Paris. Everything is set: your suitcase is packed, passport ready to be stamped, and you’ve read all the “things to do in Paris” lists available on Pinterest. 456 more words


Ireland: County Clare and Dublin

I needed to cure my grass-sighting-deficiency, and quickly. Living in a city in Spain, grass is not something that is easily found. In Spanish parks, sand is abundant while grass is scarce. 529 more words


We Had Fun Storming the Castle

Several friends and I took a day trip to the southern coast of Britain. Though the tour group was a little more than a little bit sketchy, we survived the day and will live to see another. 181 more words

There’s more to Transylvania than Dracula

If I asked you what’s the first thing that springs to mind when I mention Romania, I bet you’d say Dracula’s Castle! I’ll be honest, that’s all I knew about Romania when I first started researching my trip there – it’s what intrigued me about Romania in the first place. 1,173 more words