Showing: 1 - 9 of 9 RESULTS
Venice

Apostoli Palace in Venice

I find these floors odd. Stones compressed into cement. Very popular these days but somewhat unique when I looked down at our Venetian floor. Also, an odd, heavy choice for a floating city. Well, that’s not entirely true. Venice is built on pylons like a forest turned to stone over …

Ireland

Visiting New Grange with the Mary Gibbons Tour

Waiting, patiently, I stare at my sneakers. With each inch of the wooden staircase gained, the sense of anticipation grows. This tomb is older than the pyramids. Older than Stonehenge. Why did they build it? Will there be ghosts inside? Will it collapse? We move another inch. The sun is …

Ireland

Best Free & Paid Things To Do in Dublin

As a South African travelling over to Dublin it can be a bit daunting deciding what to do. This is mainly because of 3 things: funds, time and options! In our experience, some of the best things to do in Dublin aren’t part of the Dublin Tour so buying a …

France

How To Get Discounted Moulin Rouge Tickets, Paris

Daa-daa-dadadada-daa-daa-dadadada-daa-daa-dadadadada-dadadadadadadadada 😀 The can-can! Who doesn’t know it? I remember my mother and her pals dressing up, rehearsing for hours and presenting a version of it in our home town’s Little Theatre for their annual variety show, what a hoot! Only one of the most famous dances in the world, …

France

Sweet Memories of Notre-Dame, Paris

It is with such shock and sadness that I write as Notre Dame’s last flames are being doused by desperate firemen in the heart of Paris. The incredible, 800 year old cathedral sadly caught on fire early this evening, sending the world into a state of shock as the exquisite …

Ireland

Visiting a 5200 Year Old Irish Tomb: Knowth

Knowth and Newgrange are two of the world’s most famous tomb sites. I’d never heard of Knowth (pronounced nowt), nor Newgrange, before visiting Ireland last year. So I was pleasantly surprised and pleased when my distant cousin organised a trip for us to visit these fascinating sites. While I lost …