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Triona McBride
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Part 11:Pub-crawling around the World - The Valley House, Achill, Ireland.
Far from just a bar, The Valley House  in Achill is steeped in history, a previous Daniel Craig movie set and a top rated Lonely Planet hostel. I've mentioned it in many blog entries  but never under pubcrawling. Now I'm correcting this clear oversight. It'...

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5 places worth a visit on your travels
To me, everywhere is worth visiting once. I have found enjoyment in every place I've been and just because there are places that I won't rush back to doesn't mean that I regret visiting there in the first place. Then there are these places, which are truly ...

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Not Khao-San, other places to eat and drink in Bangkok
The first time I was in Bangkok I was incredibly overwhelmed by the size of the place - the city seems never-ending and if you get up to any heights it stretches out in every direction the eye can see; the river winding through various sky-scrapers and low-...

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A Christmas Exile
The weather is outside is… well, considering it's December it's pretty balmy but then I'm in Dubai. This time last year I was home in Ireland (for the first Christmas in 7 years), the year before in Chiang Mai, the year before that Oman… and so on. When you...

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Part 10: Pub-crawling around the World: Himmel, Lonely Beach, Koh Chang
It was the height of Thai New Year, known as Songkran, we had been sprayed with water all day and we figured we were going to be wet all evening so we donned clean bikinis and headed out to see what Lonely Beach had to offer. Ting Tong appeared to be the mo...

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Being away and coming back.
I've been intending to write, of course I have, we all have the best intentions… I didn't… life got in the way… Having started this blog in July 2012, I couldn't even imagine where life was going to take me in three short years. I've always been a dreamer a...

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Rotorua - Not just a place with an unusual odour ....
Yes, when stepping off the bus in Rotorua, the first thing you will notice is the sulphuric scent on the air. It's a little startling at first and although you won't quite get used to it (well, certainly not in a day - the length I spent there), it's not te...

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A Liebster Award for Lilirishtravels!
Another lovely travel blogger (check out  www.padthaiandprozac.com ) nominated me for a Liebster award; an award typically meant for new bloggers to encourage and further their success, but since she's new to my blog, and I am still eligible by level of fol...

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Triona McBride commented on a post on Blogger.
It is true. I rebelled against the idea of an e-reader for so long, and I still prefer actual hardbacks and paperbacks. However, last year when I went travelling, it simply wasn't possible to always carry a book with me, and I downloaded the Kindle app to my phone. Now, I use both - the Kindle is so handy at bus stops, waiting in queues etc, but at home I read proper books. In fact, I think e-reading has probably brought people to books that wouldn't have read before!

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Part 9 - Pub-crawling around the World - Edible Jazz, Pai, Thailand
See - a little too dedicated to kitsch backpacker-ville-ness I headed to Pai in March 2014 after many recommendations from friends. Although I can't say that Pai blew me away as it seemed to do others, it is a peaceful place to visit and seeing the canyon, ...
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