Tagged: travel

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Top tip on bike rental in Amsterdam

I had the pleasure of spending 24 hours in Amsterdam this week, organising a dinner for Netherlands-based alumni of the school I work for. (The Apotheek room at the Pultizer Hotel, where we held the dinner for 14 people, was a perfect venue for this kind of thing. The food was excellent too.) It was so lovely to be back...

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The best Irish pubs outside Ireland

I’ve been an Irishman abroad for more than ten years now, and had already travelled a fair bit before leaving for Switzerland in February 2004. One big difference between being an Irish tourist and actually living overseas is that you tend to visit Irish pubs more often. It helps to keep the homesickness at bay and Irish pubs are usually...

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Oh I do like to be beside the seaside

I’ve posted photo blogs here following various trips and holidays in the past, so I thought I should also do so after last week’s family holiday on the Atlantic coast in France. There’s not much to report however, partly because we didn’t take many photos, but also because we did pretty much the same thing each day, i.e. go to...

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A little bit of Bangalore

My sister Meave and her family moved recently to Bangalore, where her husband James will be working until late next year. We decided to pay them an early visit, taking advantage of Robert’s final “free” flights  before he turns two at the end of this month. They’re living an a nice big apartment in the Domlur area, which allows James...

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What Julia did

About five years ago my friend Julia bought a rundown property on some land close to the village of Alegrete in eastern Portugal. Last weekend we paid her a visit to see how the project is progressing. The property is on the edge of a national park, surrounded by wooded hills. Her plot of land is home to olive trees,...

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48 hours in Montreal

My job took me to a conference in Granby, Canada last week, so I took the opportunity to stay on for the weekend and visit Montreal. It was my first visit to Quebec (and indeed to Canada, other than a stroll across the border at Niagara Falls in 2002) and it took a while to tune into the strange nasal...

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Eoghan & Nadine’s Scandinavian Adventure

(As this was originally published on the website we used for organising our wedding in 2009 I thought it’d be nice to also make it available via my own blog. Enjoy!) Eight weeks after the wonderful wedding weekend in Leeds, and about a week before Christmas, we set off on our honeymoon, a trip that would take us from Copenhagen...

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New Zealand here we come…

I was saddened to see the news from Christchurch this morning where they’ve clearly got some difficult days ahead as they deal with the aftermath of a very significant earthquake. Nadine and I are due to fly to New Zealand tomorrow for a holiday that we’ve been looking forward to for a long time. We had been planning to visit...

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Travel tips: Helsinki

We’ve just returned from five days in Helsinki, having travelled there to celebrate the wedding of our friends Erik and Ninni. Helsinki is not a big or particularly exciting place, but it is certainly worth a visit. A few things we can recommend: Visit Kiasma – the museum of modern art is located in a building that is a work...