Amsterdam in Spring – Day 1

Sunday 29th of April by CarpediemEire

Birthdays are for some a reason to party. For me I love to escape these celebrations and spend them bettering myself in my opinion. By travelling. So on this, my 39th I wanted to scratch one off the bucket list, to go in search of those expansive, linear tulip fields in Holland. We took a four-day trip to Amsterdam, splitting the trip between the city and the surrounding countryside.

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Belfast with the Brat

Sunday 22nd of April by CarpediemEire

This is the companion piece of my last post. This my second visit within a year, where I expanded my scope to the city’s outskirts and integrated family oriented activities to entertain my daughter Nina.

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Lisbon with the little one. Day 5- Sintra

Sunday 8th of April by CarpediemEire

 

Our final day in Lisbon, we endeavoured to leave the city behind, and visit the Sintra Hills. It was the summer retreat for the kings of Lisbon for many centuries and the many palaces and mansions attest to that. Continue reading “Lisbon with the little one. Day 5- Sintra”

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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