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An adventurous girl cooks, eats and explores in Europe.

Tag Archives: tourism

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

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

Berlin Highlights: East Wall Gallery

The longest strip of wall still standing is the east wall open air gallery. The wall is now covered in amazing art done as a memorial and tribute to freedom. … Continue reading

April 22, 2013 · 1 Comment

Malahide Castle and a Cafe Fit for a King

Sunday we got another late start but still had plenty of time for castle exploring. We hopped on the DART up to Malahide and after a very short walk, found … Continue reading

March 30, 2013 · Leave a comment

Travel Tips: Buying Souvenirs for the Hostess

We all know these people, you may even be this person. They are the one who loves having people over, is always trying new recipes in the kitchen and gets … Continue reading

March 28, 2013 · Leave a comment

Dublin Fun Fact Friday: Saint Patrick’s Day weekend

Everyone is getting ready for St. Patrick’s Day Weekend, and as it is our first time here in Ireland for it, we are pretty excited! There is a lot going … Continue reading

March 15, 2013 · Leave a comment

Trad Fest and some sight-seeing in Dublin

For the last month, there have been signs all over about Temple Bar Trad Fest. Every year, they have a week focused on traditional music and culture. There are so … Continue reading

January 28, 2013 · 1 Comment

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