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Archive | March, 2012

Visiting the Cliffs of Moher

The Cliffs of Moher are one of the most famous tourist sights in Ireland, so naturally Paddywagon took us to see them. Before we disembarked the bright green tour bus, our guide, Mark, warned us: The Cliffs are 214 metres high at the tallest point, and cover 8km of coastline on the West Coast of [...]

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Turkey- A Taste of Eastern Promise

With so many cheap flights to Turkey available now you can have a fantastic holiday in one of the world’s most fascinating countries at a very reasonable price. Despite a hectic pace of life in the big cities like Ankara and Istanbul, Turkey has a whole lot more to offer than bazaars, baths and carpets. [...]

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A Walking Tour of Derry

After a day exploring The Giant’s Causeway and crossing the Carrick-a-rede rope bridge in Antrim on our Paddywagon adventure, we settled in our hostel in Derry for the night. Part of the Paddy’s Palace family, the Derry hostel has a really homely feel with big leather armchairs and a cosy dining room, so it was [...]

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Visiting The Giant’s Causeway

On day two of my Paddywagon Tour of Ireland we visited The Giant’s Causeway. The Giant’s Causeway is a UNESCO World Heritage Site located on the North Coast of Ireland near Bushmills. It’s pretty incredible- a collection of around 40,000 Basalt rocks, mostly in hexagonal shapes, although some are tall columns. Geologists say it was [...]

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Black Taxi Tour of Belfast

On my Paddywagon tour of all Ireland we visited Belfast and one of the optional activities there was a Black Taxi Tour to see the political murals and the peace walls that separate the Catholic and Protestant neighbourhoods to minimise violence. Before I went to there everyone told me I must do the black taxi tour, and they [...]

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Top 10 Things to See in Dublin

I had the pleasure of spending four days in Dublin staying at Paddy’s Palace, and then crossed another experience off my buckets list by spending St.Patrick’s Day here. I absolutely loved it. For me, Dublin is all about the atmosphere- walking down Grafton Street listening to the buskers, sitting outside a cafe doing some people [...]

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