This is a video of me kissing the Blarney Stone on my Paddywagon tour of Ireland. By kissing the stone you are supposed to get the gift of the gab, although I’m a bit sceptical about the results of this one! Before we went to the Blarney Stone, I envisaged just kissing some boulder on [...]
Archive | March, 2012
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 [...]
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. [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
Some people take a Gap Year before university, some after, and some just to take a break from work…when did you embark on your Gap Year and why did you decide to take one? I took my Gap Year after I graduated in 2009. The recession was in full swing and it was a good [...]
I’ve just spent a few days recovering from the best, most fun tour I have ever done! I did a 6-day Paddywagon Tour of All-Ireland, and it ROCKED! It is truly an experience I will never ever forget. From Dublin we travelled all over Ireland then arrived back in time for the biggest party of [...]
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 [...]
Who is this Pommie chick?
I'm a British girl from Manchester and I have been traveling solo since 2008. After graduating from university I decided there was more to life than the hours between 9 and 5, so I packed my journalism degree into my suitcase to travel the world and work remotely. I hope to inspire you to be your own boss, live life and travel the world.