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Tintern Abbey, Hook Lighthouse and the Dunbrody
Our full day near New Ross definitely was full. First stop was the Dunbrody  emigrant ship moored in the River Suir at New Ross itself. This was literally a few minutes from our accommodation. Out the quaint little road, left at the roundabout and down the ...

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Where The Roads Have No Name
Today dawned twice for us. The first was at about 4:30 this morning when we were startled awake by the proverbial infernal racket of a fire alarm. It was so loud and shrill, and not a sound we were familiar with, that it took us a minute to pinpoint the sou...

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Trip To The Giant's Causeway
Today was a long day. Up at 5, picked up at 6 by Darwin (our faithful taxi driver) and on the bus from the cold waiting zone at the Dublin Gallery at 6:45. We didn't arrive home until 8. We went with FinnMcCoolsTours  which we booked online just a day befor...

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The Perfect Pour
One way to get ahead of the crowds is to get up and go pretty early and, even better, be situated only 10 minutes walk from the main attraction. The Guinness Storehouse is almost visible from the street corner near us. It is actually 7 stories high and the ...

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Tripping Around Dublin
Today was a hop on hop off kind of day. We started with breakfast at home, after making our emergency coffee maker with aluminum foil made in a funnel and gauze from the first aid kit as a filter. It worked ok and the filter is even re-usable. Eggs, bacon a...

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In Flight Entertainment...
Arriving at the airport was pretty easy. In case I didn't say, Doug works for Air Canada so has parking privileges at YVR. Linda left her car at work, close to the airport  and Sky Train anyway. We went through the various long lines, picked expensive food ...

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IRELAND!
Yup, it's another trip and we are leaving tomorrow! This will be a different kind of trip for Linda and I. Shorter than most and more (and less) planned than most too. We will be travelling with another couple and that's partly the reason for the different ...

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Kong Lor Cave and Spring River Resort
We emailed ahead to Salalao or Spring River Resort at Ban Kong Lor as it appeared to be the nicest option in a village without many. It proved to be a great choice, though expensive as this trip goes. It was a kilometer off the main road to town where the b...

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Vientiane
After 2 days in Vang Vieng we moved on. The same place we booked our kayaking also sold us minibus tickets. An advantage of the minibus is relative comfort of fairly modern vans, often pickup at your accommodation and some flexibity with travel times. They ...

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Vang Vieng
Vang Vieng has a history of being a party town. We had heard of this reputation and it kind of turned me off on the idea. Drunken and stoned Aussies doing stupid human tricks and sometimes dying because of it. However in recent years the Laos authorities ha...
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