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  • The Knockmore Ceili Band performs in Sligo

    Sligo: The Fleadh

    I had good intentions. I picked up my Fleadh 2014 brochure, selected a dancing competition, a film, a concert, a museum. Out on the street, Sligo was heaving. This was… Read More»

  • Shinkansen, Mt Fuji

    Japan: The Shinkansen’s 50th anniversary

    I’m being winked at by a bus. This shuttle, transporting people to a Tokyo amusement park, is designed to look like a panda, complete with eye-shaped headlights that flutter at… Read More»

  • San Thome Basilica, Chennai

    Chennai: Sunny afternoon

    It’s summer in South India and the temperature gauge on the car’s dashboard — partially hidden by a plastic Ganesha — is hovering at 40 degrees. Traffic is at a… Read More»

  • Wasatch Brewery

    Utah: The microbrewery boom

    The booze stock-up in Las Vegas was deemed a necessity before heading into Utah. The Mormon State would be no place to get hold of a decent beer, so a… Read More»

  • Toga Øl & Vinstue

    Copenhagen: The bodega scene

    “Have you noticed no one’s drinking pints?” my companion, Chris, exclaims. I whirl around, scanning the low, cloudy room from my bar position. It’s true — every last lager-swigger here… Read More»

 

The Knockmore Ceili Band performs in Sligo

Ireland

Sligo: The Fleadh

I had good intentions. I picked up my Fleadh 2014… Read More»

Shinkansen, Mt Fuji

Japan

Japan: The Shinkansen's 50th anniversary

I’m being winked at by a bus. This shuttle, transporting… Read More»

San Thome Basilica, Chennai

India

Chennai: Sunny afternoon

It’s summer in South India and the temperature gauge on… Read More»

Wasatch Brewery

USA

Utah: The microbrewery boom

The booze stock-up in Las Vegas was deemed a necessity… Read More»

Toga Øl & Vinstue

Denmark

Copenhagen: The bodega scene

“Have you noticed no one’s drinking pints?” my companion, Chris,… Read More»

Palace of Parliament, Bucharest

Romania

Bucharest: The People's House

Bucharest's Palace of Parliament is a very big building on… Read More»

The Taj Mahal Palace

India

Mumbai: Hotel India

His teeth are utterly perfect. Strung like pearls, they’re framed… Read More»

The Boardwalk plaque Image:   Frankie Roberto<br />
 / CC BY 2.0.

United Kingdom

Manchester: Let it rain

A small blue plaque pays tribute to one of Manchester’s… Read More»

Philipsberg, St Maarten Image:  Trish Hartmann<br />
 / CC BY 2.0.

St Maarten

St Maarten: Power rafting

I’ll be honest, I’m not an adrenalin junkie. Still, with… Read More»

Cala Deià cove, Majorca

Spain

Deià: Withstanding paradise

“This can’t be the way,” I protest, as my boyfriend… Read More»