To me, travelling is all about immersing myself in the local culture. The games below are not very well known, but offer a unique insight in the lives of locals and their pastimes. Sports form a crucial cultural aspect of a nations identity, and I love to have the opportunity to…

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The futuristic DeLorean aka the Back to the Future Car, was built in Belfast in the early 1980’s before the company collapsed. “Time circuits on… Flux Capacitor… fluxing… flllluxxxxiiinnngggg…. Engine running… All right!!!” “You what!! Are you out of your mind?! Jesus Christ you could have been killed!!!” – The…

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This morning I realised that dam, after writing about all these awesome places abroad, I should really post something about my hometown. Dún Laoghaire (please – go ahead and try to pronounce it) is a harbour town south of Dublin city centre. It takes it name from Laoghaire, a High King of…

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Recently we travelled from Dublin, Ireland to England by way of bus. After four months of backpacking we were looking for the cheapest way to cross the Irish Sea. After researching all options, by far the cheapest was the recently introduced MegaBus service from Dublin to the UK (Chester, Manchester and London)…

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Nestled between the Dublin mountains and the expanse of Dublin Bay, the capital of Ireland is rich with beauty and true Irish character. However, as beautiful as the city is, it does of course come at a price. While getting to Dublin is very cheap (€9.99 on Ryanair), for budget backpackers…

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