Killiney Bay

To Be Elsewhere; Dublin’s Not So Bad!

Hi there – before we get going, there’s a free giveaway of full city walk guides (usable offline) courtesy of GPSmyCity at the bottom of this post so read on (or, you know, skip the actual post and g...
Killiney Hill!

Calling Home!

After a great time in Germany and a wonderful re-introduction back to the ways of Europe, it was time to head on back to my home, Dublin. Since last year, Germanwings, Lufthansa’s low-cost offs...
Best Hotel Stays

Surprise Accomodation

In my last proper post, I gave a list (and details) of 5 of the most memorably dreadful hostel stays. I know it was a bit negative, so this time around, here’s a list – admittedly only 4 ...
Path to the Skyway Residences

Path to the Skyway Residence

It seems like only a few months ago that first-class dreamers like myself (i.e. folks who love the idea but are safe in the knowledge they’ll never have the funds to fly in first) were aghast a...
Flightfest 2013

Dublin City’s #Flightfest 2013

In spite of the blustery gale-force winds and occasional downpours, we braved the elements to head into the city centre yesterday – a rarity, to be honest, these days – for the Flightfest...
A Welcome Assessment

A Welcome Assessment

Predominantly on this blog, I tend to either slate or (very slightly and quietly) applaud hotels, airlines, attractions, meals, food, prices, whatever – generally related to where I was, where ...
The Tale of the Returning Emigrant

The Tale of the Returning Emigrant

In the last three weeks, I’ve done the very opposite to what most Irish people my own age and status are doing – I actually returned to Ireland.   For anyone not already aware from m...

Was I Really There?

One of the great things about being in Germany and not Malaysia (for the time being), is the ability to go back home to Ireland whenever you want – if, of course, you want. So far, that’s...

Re-Uniting with an Old Friend…

It seems strange, but only this time last year, I took part in the ‘Wicklow 200’, an event that puts your love of cycling, or insanity, to the test. You get to cycle all around the Wicklo...

Greetings from Ireland…

Dublin, it’s been a while. Last August, with great excitement and a degree of anxiety, I left the country bound for an unusual emigration outpost; Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Over there, I took up ...