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Connemara Ireland: The Land of Bogs

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Connemara, a mysterious land of peat bogs and rugged coastline, pulls at the heartstrings of artists and poets from near and far. The romantic landscape draws and inspires creative minds like William Butler Yeats. Once part of the largest private estate in Ireland, Connemara offers one of the least traveled and most beautiful drives in the […]

Dublin: Five Things in Two Days

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Any trip to Ireland will likely start in Dublin. Here are some of the highlights we jumped on in the two days we were there: 1) Take in the architecture and ambiance of the old European town on a self-guided city walking tour. 2) Visit St. Patrick’s Park We’re Americans, so we love cliches. Leprechauns, […]

Touring Guinness Storehouse in Ireland

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You can’t very well travel to Dublin without touring the Guinness Storehouse. It’s like the country’s national pastime. Next to a four-leaf clover and a leprechaun, I can’t think of a more Irish symbol than Guinness. It’s not like the Fosters situation in Australia, when the locals don’t actually drink the beer most associated with […]

Daytrippin’ to Colonia Uruguay

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Sleepily Settled on the Rio de la Plata, Colonia del Sacramento awaits your urban escape from Buenos Aires. A mere hour hydrofoil ride away, there is no reason to miss a day trip to the lovely cobblestoned streets of Colonia. Founded in 1680 by the Portuguese, the picturesque town experienced a tumultuous history of wars, treaties, and constant […]

Movie Monday – Buenos Aires’ MALBA Modern Art Museum

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Modern art. The perfect compliment to a great city’s classical masterpieces. One of the most important forms of cultural expression, art encapsulates local history and traditions within a framework of larger geopolitical trends. Like snapshots of moments in time, these windows into the souls of a people’s past prove fascinating. An average person, like myself, […]

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