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An adventurous girl cooks, eats and explores in Europe.

Category Archives: Playing Tourist

Dublin Fun Fact Friday: Marsh’s Library

Next to Saint Patrick’s Cathedral is Marsh’s Library, an old library full of old books. For just  €3, you can see the main room with all the old windows, shelves … Continue reading

November 22, 2013 · 2 Comments

Dublin Fun Fact Friday – Following your Irish roots

If you are visiting Dublin and are of Irish descent, you may want to make a trip to the National Archives. Not too far out from the tourist district and … Continue reading

November 8, 2013 · 1 Comment

Edinburgh Highlights- Edinburgh Castle

We got there around 10, as they only open at 9:30 and already there was a massive line. We had a half hour wait for tickets. (Tip – book in … Continue reading

October 15, 2013 · Leave a comment

Edinburgh Highlights: The most famous pup in Edinburgh

The night-watchman job was once a very dangerous job in Edinburgh, specifically around the grass market. Knowing this, everyone recommended the night-watchman in this area, John Gray, get a dog … Continue reading

September 27, 2013 · Leave a comment

Highlights: Haggis and Vegetarian Haggis

The traditional food to try in Scotland is definitely the Haggis. Some may lose interest after hearing what it is, various sheep organs mixed with oats, spices and vegetables then … Continue reading

September 26, 2013 · 1 Comment

Highlights: Oink Sandwich Rolls

Ok, vegans may want to click the back button. This is hardly a place to find a veggie option. I can’t say this is a great spot for a healthy … Continue reading

September 25, 2013 · Leave a comment

A weekend in Edinburgh

We arrived rather late  on Friday and after a few busy days we were not up for making it out. A short ride in from the airport to city centre, … Continue reading

September 24, 2013 · Leave a comment

Dublin Fun Fact Friday: The Temple Bar

Upon moving out here, I had heard a lot about Temple Bar and the Temple Bar area. I assumed that this infamous Temple Bar was one bar with a surrounding … Continue reading

August 9, 2013 · 2 Comments

Dublin Fun Fact Friday: The Guinness Storehouse

Out of many places to get a Guinness in Dublin, the most informative is obviously where it is made. The Guinness Storehouse is a very popular tourist spot, but it … Continue reading

August 2, 2013 · 1 Comment

Dublin Fun Fact Friday: Saint Patrick’s Park

Saint Patrick’s Cathedral is a huge, gorgeous church. As nice as it is inside, I think the view from the outside is even better. And a great spot to enjoy … Continue reading

June 21, 2013 · 1 Comment

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