Unexpected long weekend trip to Galway!

Galway train

Birthday treat: A trip to Galway!

This year, I didn’t travel internationally as much as I did the previous years I’ve been living in Dublin. I even wrote about my sort of travel hiatus and the local sites we visited in Ireland in lieu of it. And in case you missed it, you may read the related articles here and here! After I posted the entries, I wasn’t expecting to add anything to the list before the year ends. But since a friend came over to visit for a couple of days just in time for my birthday, we made plans to have a weekend getaway to show her around. And luckily for me, we voted to go to Galway – and that’s definitely added to my “where I’ve been to list” for 2016, yay! 🙂  Continue reading “Unexpected long weekend trip to Galway!” »


Review: The Dunboyne Castle, a weekend at County Meath

dunboyne castle

Personal experiences at The Dunboyne Castle

As I am stuck at home with no traveling plans (yet) for the rest of 2016, I thought I’d write about the local trips I had for this year. It’s not as if I just sobbed miserably at home. I didn’t. I just wished I could’ve taken more international flights before the year ends.
The first local trip we had this year was a visit to County Meath at the Dunboyne Castle. Continue reading “Review: The Dunboyne Castle, a weekend at County Meath” »

Travel local: Going places around Dublin

Afternoon tea Titanic Quarters

Can’t fly to travel? Then do long weekends in Ireland instead!

As you are aware, I am in a bit of an international travel hiatus right now. Before this, we managed to go to Rome for Christmas last year. This was documented through another travel website called ExpatPost. Finances are going well but I guess it’s part of that so-called adult life not to spend all the money on trips and travel (boo!). Especially now that we have our little man to save up for, my husband and I decided to cut on our trips this year.
It sucks. Especially now that I managed to live in Europe and have easier access to countries I used to dream of going to. I still have A LOT of places I want to go to! But on the other hand, it led me to do things differently when it comes to traveling. It paved way for me to visit nearby counties around Dublin instead – local travel! Continue reading “Travel local: Going places around Dublin” »

Boracay: Will I see you again?

Powdery white sand beneath my feet

Throwback: Thinking of Boracay yet again..

Living in the third world country while growing up, travel opportunities were rare for me. In fact, the only time I experienced traveling when I was a kid was whenever we’d go visit my paternal grandmother in the province during school break. Or, to tag along when it’s time for my Mom’s annual summer outing. Or, if we are lucky, visit a nearby pool resort for an overnight family break.
Of course, I was still fortunate to have been able to enjoy these whilst growing up – but I knew early on that I wanted more. I wanted to go places riding an aircraft and even contemplated to become a flight attendant so I can fulfill my traveling dreams.

Boracay white sand
Powdery white sand beneath my feet. Photo via Facebook

I was already working as an IT Consultant when I managed to board my first flight. Using my hard-earned money, I joined a couple of college friends to go to a famous tourist spot in the Philippines – Boracay. Continue reading “Boracay: Will I see you again?” »