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Month: March 2017

Lord of the Ring

Lord of the Ring

I’m in paradise… does that make me a bird-of-paradise?… No matter. Now we are continuing along another section of the Wild Atlantic Way, a 2,600 km long coastal route which runs from the Inishowen Peninsula, County Donegal, in the north down to Kinsale, County Cork, in the south. This stage is the Ring of Kerry on the Iveragh Peninsula and it feels like all my birthdays and Christmases have come at once. It is so, so beautiful and at every…

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The Kingdom

The Kingdom

Her Ladyship has been polishing her tiara for the past few days. It appears we are going to visit the Kingdom. The Kingdom of Kerry, that is. We are staying in the county capital of Tralee and even in this large country town of over 20,000 inhabitants, the welcome and hospitality is second to none. We are greeted on the street by every second passer-by as if we were old friends, and the locals go out of their way to…

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Green Invasion

Green Invasion

-Great to see you again, Oisín, I mean Whacker. How’s it going? -Oh, howya Seamus! Brilliant! What brings you back to Dublin? -The Oldies. They can’t keep away from the place and I don’t blame them. Sure, I am as happy as Larry to be back here myself. It’s so good to be by the sea again. -Good on ya, Seamus! So what are you up to in town today? -His Lordship muttered something about Paddy, I wasn’t really paying…

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Little Big City

Little Big City

From the White City (Lisbon) to the Golden City (Prague) we have now moved on to Little Big City! Yes, that is apparently one of the nicknames for Bratislava and I think it suits it quite well. With a population of only 450,000 it is small as capital cities go, yet it still manages to impress. Already on our approach, we could spot Bratislava Castle from miles away. It is not particularly large, in fact, compared to Prague Castle it…

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Crawling around Prague

Crawling around Prague

The initial spurt of focused sightseeing appears to have taken its toll on the Oldies. The not-so-Dynamic Duo have at this stage reverted to their usual slow, aimless wanderings. I must say it suits me too, and we have come across some wonderful gems on our ambles through this beautiful city. The famous Prague arcades often appear to be quite non-descript openings in the elegant facades, but they open out into veritable Aladdin’s caves of architectural splendour. This realisation spurned…

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