Ireland

A Galway Christmas Photo Essay

Christmas is a special time for me.  It's even more special when I get to experience it in my adopted city, Galway.  Every year in mid-November the Christmas Market is opened and the Christmas lights are turned on to great fanfare.  There's a buzz around the city now.  Take a look for yourself. Have you… Continue reading A Galway Christmas Photo Essay

England

England| Liverpool Photo Essay

Liverpool is a city that is proud of its industrial heritage.  This can be seen down by the Albert Docks.  Liverpudlians are some of the nicest people you will ever meet and I have a soft spot for the Liverpool accent.  Of course, when you visit Liverpool you can't escape the fab four aka The… Continue reading England| Liverpool Photo Essay

The Netherlands

The Netherlands | Amsterdam Photo Essay

B and I went on our first trip abroad as a couple last August.  We basically picked the city that had the cheapest flights and voila we were flying to Amsterdam.  I had never been to Amsterdam before so I was really excited to explore the city.  It's really one of those cities that lends itself well… Continue reading The Netherlands | Amsterdam Photo Essay

Northern Ireland | Belfast Photo Essay
Northern Ireland

Northern Ireland | Belfast Photo Essay

I'm back! Yes, it has been months since I last wrote a post but I won't bore you with reasons and excuses as to why I haven't.  I have another photo essay I want to share with you.  Last summer B and I took a day trip from Dublin to Belfast with Extreme Ireland.  Our… Continue reading Northern Ireland | Belfast Photo Essay

Archaeology, Ireland, Natural Environment

Ireland | Inis Mór Photo Essay

Inis Mór is one of three islands that make up the Aran Islands off the west coast of Ireland. Inis Mór translates into English as 'big island', making it the main island of the Aran Islands. With 850 inhabitants, 14 villages and 5 pubs, it's like stepping into a John Hinde postcard. See for yourself… Continue reading Ireland | Inis Mór Photo Essay

Scotland

Scotland | Edinburgh Photo Essay

Edinburgh stole my heart over a few bitterly cold days in mid January. I fell in love with the architecture, history, culture, heritage and the people. Everywhere you turn there's great pride in the city's heritage. Even though I was there for five days I still didn't get a chance to see everything I wanted… Continue reading Scotland | Edinburgh Photo Essay

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Christmas Around The World

Tis the season to be jolly falalalalalalalala...I love Christmas, it's my favourite time of year. I find the origins of this holiday fascinating, and I love learning about each country's traditions and customs and how Christmas has developed. I thought it would be fun to do a series on Christmas around the world and share… Continue reading Christmas Around The World

Canada

Canada | The Butchart Gardens Photo Essay

The Butchart Gardens began life as a quarry. In 1904 Robert Pim Butchart developed a quarry and built a cement plant near Tod Inlet. Robert and his wife Jennie established their home near the quarry. As Robert exhausted the limestone deposits, Jennie thought something beautiful could be made from the pit and so the pit… Continue reading Canada | The Butchart Gardens Photo Essay

Canada

Canada | Craigdarroch Castle

Craigdarroch Castle is a Designated National Historic Site and coined 'Canada's Castle'. Being from Ireland and with all the castles that we have in the country, I just knew I had to visit this place. Craigdarroch Castle was built for Robert Dunsmuir, a Scottish immigrant coal baron. The castle was finally completed in 1890. Robert and… Continue reading Canada | Craigdarroch Castle

Canada

Canada | Victoria Photo Essay

Victoria is a beautiful Canadian city situated on Vancouver Island. As the capital of British Columbia, it boasts marine wildlife, Victorian architecture, First Nations culture, and so much more. Victoria holds a special place in my heart and I think you'll understand why from these pictures. Have you visited Victoria? What did you think of… Continue reading Canada | Victoria Photo Essay