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Le Mezze Lune, Tuscany, Italy

This summer, we spent a week at the seaside on the Costa Selvaggia in Italy. We were staying at a little pension in Vibbona,...

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How to Drink Wine in the Backroads of Montpellier

Rent a car.  Bring friends, Irish ones. Forget the Sat Nav and get lost.  In the beginning you will all enjoy the sun and the beach, especially Biarritz. In Spain you will lose your patience, especially...

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You Had Me At Palak Paneer Chaap…?

I know that most people leave Ireland craving Shepard's Pie or Lamb Stew, but my last meal happened to be the best Indian food that the old picky Ifer would never have tried.  My addiction to Indian...

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The John Lennon Wall in Prague, Czech Republic

While visiting the Czech Republic last week, we ventured out to see the infamous John Lennon Wall.  It was once just an ordinary historic wall without much significance to the city of...

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The 1956 Uprising of Hungary Against Communism

Hungary suffered through a double blow of dictatorship during its recent lifetime. First by the the Nazi regime, which was defeated in WWII, and again with Soviet communism. Communism invaded shortly...

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Memento Park, The Remains of Communism in Budapest, Hungary

It really wasn't all that long ago that communism was alive and well in Eastern Europe.  Until 1989, Hungary was a communist country and only after many years of protest and struggle was the country...

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Whisky Tour in Edinburgh

Last week I went to the Scotch Whisky Tour along the Royal Mile in Edinburgh, Scotland.  It was a cold, rainy day and we needed some fun indoor options.  I had never given much thought...

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Cuckoo’s Nest Comes to Cork

One night, I was in Cork City picking up a friend from work.  Her boyfriend was telling me about The Everyman Palace, the theatre across from her office. One night,...

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Attack of the Flies: Tales from the Farm

So, when I first met my boyfriend, Alistair, we were both studying at University College Cork, in Ireland, of course.  Every now and then, I would go home with him on the weekends for a nice relaxing...

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Making The Right Choices

          How does spending three weeks of your summer vacation in England and France sound to you? I was fortunate to be a part of the People to People organization and...

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