Walking Around the Medieval Walls of Avila

Walking Around the Medieval Walls of Avila

Avila is often described as the “City of Saints and Stones”. The saint is St Teresa, and the stones are the city walls, supposedly the finest in the whole of Europe. Avila is also just a bus ride away from Segovia, where I was planning to visit the Roman remains. So I...

Discovering Irish Seaweed on the Ring of Kerry

Discovering Irish Seaweed on the Ring of Kerry

There are lots of reasons to visit County Kerry, in the south-west of Ireland, but you might not have thought that seaweed was one of them… I was lucky enough to meet John and Kerryann Fitzgerald of Atlantic Irish Seaweed (based near the beautiful Derrynane Beach) on...

Blarney Castle: More Than Just a Kissing Stone

Blarney Castle: More Than Just a Kissing Stone

Why do more than 400,000 people a year visit Blarney Castle, in the south-west of Ireland? I’d always assumed that they all went to kiss the famous Blarney Stone, and not much more. Certainly that’s what I did, on a long ago visit to the nearby town of Cork. But I had...

The Historic Places of County Kerry

The Historic Places of County Kerry

Ireland may be modern and vibrant, with a lively social scene, but it is also an ancient country. The first people arrived almost 10,000 years ago, travelling by boat from the continent of Europe. They soon began to leave their mark and today you will find evidence of...

My Top Five Reasons to Love Killarney and County Kerry

My Top Five Reasons to Love Killarney and County Kerry

One reason I enjoy TBEX (Travel Bloggers Exchange) is that it lures me to destinations I might not otherwise have considered. Like the recent conference in Killarney, a part of Ireland I’d never visited before. It didn’t take long to be seduced by the place: it has...

Ancient Burial Sites on the Isle of Man

Ancient Burial Sites on the Isle of Man

I recently wrote about the Celtic and Norse heritage of the Isle of Man. But I was surprised to discover that the island also has lots of prehistoric sites, including one of the largest neolithic sites in the British Isles. And, in keeping with the mysterious history...

Books to Read Before You Visit Ireland

Books to Read Before You Visit Ireland

I’ve just booked my trip to Killarney in October, and I’ve been thinking about what books I’d recommend to anyone visiting Ireland for the first time. It’s not an easy task. Ireland’s long and sometimes troubled history, combined with a rich folklore, has provided...

Exploring Tarnów, a Day Trip from Kraków

Exploring Tarnów, a Day Trip from Kraków

To visit a new country and only see one town would be a bit like going to a banquet and only tasting one dish. So, although I only had a few days in Kraków, I was keen to take a day trip, to travel through the countryside and explore a different place. There seemed to...

In Search of the Kraków Defence Walls

In Search of the Kraków Defence Walls

Why do I enjoy walled towns so much? Perhaps because they tend to be old and mired in history. Or because walking around town walls gives me the opportunity to imagine what the town was like in the past, at a time when walls were a vital defence rather than a...

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