Lisbon with the Little One – Days 3 & 4

Sunday 1st of April by CarpediemEire

Our continued exploration of the city of Lisbon. For day 3 we took a train out to Estoril before coming back to Belém, and day 4 we set our sights on the Castelo and the Oceanarium.

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Lisbon with the Little One- Days 1 & 2

Sunday 25th of March by CarpediemEire

Lisbon needs no introduction. It is an in-place at the moment,  near top of the list for European city breaks, blending good weather, history, fine cuisine, and proximity to the sea with immense good value. We travelled in early spring, but the city was already alive.

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Kilkenny City Break

We were spending an overnight break in Kilkenny, a medieval city in the midlands of Ireland with a lot of associated history. Featuring one of Ireland’s greatest castles, we took the opportunity to visit some of its landmarks and the surrounding countryside.

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Memoirs of an Early Edinburgh Trip

A different life and a different time took me to Edinburgh in the midst of spring. Bright skies but the typical chill of Scotland still hung in the air. I had a 2 year old Nina in tow, but I was able to visit a lot that the historical city has to offer over the 3 days.

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A Winters Tale in Edinburgh

This was a return to Edinburgh for me after 5 years. The occasion of our trip was a joyous one, we were celebrating our engagement. This was a scaled back trip by my usual relentless standards.

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A Misadventure in Mayo, Ireland

This was a planned trip in early January, for a night’s relaxation in a high-end spa hotel, and a little sightseeing in the local area. Alas not everything went to plan.

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Treasures of the British Museum, London

The British Museum is the world’s first purpose built museum. Built in 1753, it originated from the collection of Hans Sloane. A vast quantity of artefacts await, sourced from all corners of the planet, and organised according to the great civilisations that ruled them. Several hours are needed to view it, and luckily being a Friday it was open till 8, so I was afforded it. The building itself with its magnificent great court is a treasure. Admission is free, with donations of £5 suggested. The whole museum warrants exploring.

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