Archive for Ireland

Quickie: 48 hours in… Dublin

Text and photos by Nina Sarmiento

In my previous post, I listed down ways on how to travel for less in Europe. One of which is to just roam around and tour the many fab landmarks, museums and galleries which you can visit either for free or for a token fee.

This is why I’m re-posting this week Gypsygals’ Tales Quickie guide to the capital city of Ireland. I’m positive that this post will show that you don’t need to spend a lot of euros to enjoy Dublin!

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Dublin – the city of a thousand pubs and a thousand bards, the historically hip capital of Ireland. In this city full of Craic (ah..that’s the Old Irish for a dose of fun!), sightseeing means an itinerary filled with something old, new and wonderfully brewed. (read more here)

Happy Paddy Day!

Leprchaun, Leprchaun, wherefore art thou?

Cliffs of Moher

posted by Gypsygal Nina

I don’t think I am exaggerating when I say that one of the first things that will come into mind when someone mentioned “Ireland” would be the Cliffs of Moher. (read more here)

Postcard Moment: Walk the rocky road

Limestone Anyone?

The Burren (Irish: Boireann) meaning “great rock” is a karst landscape (landscape with layers and layers of soluble bedrock like limestone) region in Co.Clare, Ireland. The spring-summer season, with its floral blooms, is the best time to hike in this place. (read more here)

I took a stroll down the old long walk Of the day I-ay-I-ay

text and photos by: Gypsygal Nina

I took a stroll down the old long walk
Of the day I-ay-I-ay
I met a little girl and we stopped to talk
On a grand soft day I-ay

And I ask you friends, what’s a fella to do?
Because her hair was black and her eyes were blue
And I knew right then, I’d be takin a whirl

—Down the Salthill Prom with a Galway Girl

You probably heard this song a thousand times before. Especially if you’re like me who watched – and loved – the movie “PS, I Love You I often sing this song, never expecting that I will find myself strolling in the western ireland city of Galway. (read more here)

Postcard Moment: Traffic Stopper

Photo by: Gypsygal Nina

Who says only hot babes can stop  traffic?

Baaa! Baaa! Baaa!

Photo Essay: Dancing in Damhsa (Part 3)

The Kabluchok Russian Group from Moscow performed a Russian folk dances. The group even has a musician hailing from Kazakhstan.

The Kabluchok Russian Group from Moscow performed a Russian folk dances. The group even has a musician hailing from Kazakhstan.

(read more here)

Photo Essay: Dancing in Damhsa (Part 2)

Text and Photos: Gypsygal Nina

The dance festival or Damhsa is a yearly dance festival event in Cork which aims to celebrate diverse cultures. (read more here)

Photo Essay: Dancing in Damhsa (Part 1)

Text and Photos by Gypsygal Nina

I love living in Europe. It’s such a cosmopolitan place and culture vultures like me can’t get enough of it. (read more here)

Weekend In Ireland: Festival of Music

Jump! Jump!

Jump! Jump!

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