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A different kind of travelogue. As an avid young traveller I often wondered what would it would be like when I got older, gathered commitments, created children and accrued debt. This is what it's like.

Grand Tour #44; A Great Big Sewer in Dublin

It was the last day of a huge Medical Conference in Dublin called SMACC and frankly I had had enough. I was tired. I was emotional. Dr Kass Thomas had made … Continue reading

14/07/2016 · Leave a comment

Grand Tour #43; Inverary & Loch Fyne

It is our last day in Scotland and I am not happy. Scotland has been a treat, a real treat. It is not as if I didn’t know that it … Continue reading

17/05/2016 · Leave a comment

Grand Tour #34. Right. Rights. Right of Way.

Borders. Boundaries. Rules and Roads. Rights of way. So this is England. I used to live in England. And on my return I have friends to see and people to … Continue reading

09/12/2015 · Leave a comment

Grand Tour #33; Looking at a submarine disaster with your Children.

Getting in a train and going to another country under the sea should be fun. Right? We got up early. Too early. For a three hour drive to Calais. Cormac … Continue reading

02/12/2015 · Leave a comment

Grand Tour #32; Champagne Moments; Celebrating France.

Champagne Moments. French Culture is great. French food is great. French wine is great. The greatest french wine might be Champagne. Champagne is weird. (Entirely appropriately.) Its a funny drink … Continue reading

25/11/2015 · 2 Comments

Grand Tour #28 Bashing Up Cars in Paris.

So this is Paris. City of Light. All that. There are so many things about Paris to love. I love the fact that the central area is surprisingly compact, you … Continue reading

28/10/2015 · Leave a comment

Grand Tour #23 Looking Out. Looking in.

Looking out. Looking in. There are temples, there are graves. There are boats, there are waves. My daughter, Aoife, and I left the rest of the family behind for a … Continue reading

29/07/2015 · Leave a comment

Grand Tour 2015 #16; The Dirty Dozen Travel Tips for families on Vietnam Sleeper Buses.

There is a first time for everything and if you’re thinking it’s the first time for a sleeper bus experience in Vietnam it doesn’t have to be a nightmare. Here’re … Continue reading

16/05/2015 · 9 Comments

Grand Tour 2015 #11; The Real Train Station in Dalat

We stayed in the Dalat Train Villas. This isn’t about the accommodation. This is about the Train Station which is a fabulous piece of Art Deco Architecture. Its not connected to … Continue reading

06/05/2015 · Leave a comment

Grand Tour 2015 #8; Another World

Nha Trang. Its brave new world of long established russian tourism, a great big beach and a lot less rubbish. Backpackers and parties. Cocktails and sun and sand and kite … Continue reading

28/04/2015 · 4 Comments

Aoife’s Opinion; Accommodation Review #2 “Hotel Majestic”

For our first two nights in Vietnam we stayed in Hotel Majestic in Ho Chi Minh City. It was built in 1925. It is very “cheesy” though. They seemed to … Continue reading

21/04/2015 · Leave a comment

Big Hair #3

Its Monday. This trip is only one week old and the hair is getting big. Dominique cleverly tried to minimise her hair before this trip. Thats the spirit; LessBaggage Less … Continue reading

20/04/2015 · 8 Comments

Grand Tour 2015; Planning, Planning.

It’s a week to go. We head off on a 5-6 month Asian & European adventure. Dominique, the kids & I. Packing has started. Thinking about packing has been a … Continue reading

06/04/2015 · Leave a comment

Microadventure Report #2: A very big Microadventure.

You have to live. I have one of the best jobs in the world and I cannot complain but I don’t live to work. I work to live and in … Continue reading

04/03/2015 · 2 Comments

Short Trip Report #1; Melbourne

Just back from Melbourne. I’ve been low on Urban Exposure in recent months. It was excellent. 10 days duration. 1 bag. Tom Binh TriStar. Carry on compatible. It was all … Continue reading

07/09/2013 · Leave a comment

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