Ireland Travel Guides for Backpackers

Emerald Isle: A Dublin, Ireland Travel Guide

“Man, look at that view!” Fresh out of high school at the end of June 2015, we were excited to embark upon an adventure, unlike anything we’ve experienced before. Many of my peers were bright-eyed eighteen-year-olds and had never even been to New York, let alone outside of the country. […]
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Best things to do in Galway and its surroundings

Ireland has a lot more to offer than what I could have ever imagined. It became my country of adoption for 6 years. I finished my studies near Galway, and probably spent the best year of my life there! So to me, it feels a bit like home. If you […]
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The best healthy-ish brunch places in Dublin

Dubliners love gathering for some delicious food and catching up with “the lads” (a.k.a. a bunch of mates) on the weekend, especially after a night out the day before. So almost every cafe in the city has a brunch menu available. After having tried many places with my friends I […]
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Top Destinations near Dublin for the Castle Lover

If you only have a few days in Dublin, I would highly recommend taking in the surrounding area. The Republic of Ireland is the place to be if you love castle hunting and viewing beautiful architecture. With only a couple of days, you can get your fill by travelling within […]
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6 Best Dessert Cafe and Restaurant in Dublin, Ireland

When we go travel, our top bucket list apart of the tourist spot must be the cheap place to eat. However, this does not apply to travellers too, but also for a student like me. You ought to know that Dublin, Ireland is a very vibrant and multicultural city. You […]
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Belfast, North-Ireland: what to do & eat vegan?

When you think of a European city trip, Belfast probably isn’t the first city coming to mind. Let me prove you wrong: Belfast is a beautiful city full of culture, history, things to do, nightlife, and amazing food. Here’s a list of must-see things to see and do as well […]
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6 months in Madrid: best places to visit

When I arrived at Aeroporto Barajas, one of the biggest airport and crossing point in Europe, I was 20 years old. I had just two big luggage for which I had to pay an additional charge. I have never been able to respect the baggage allowance as I’m used to […]
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Where To Go for drinks in Dublin?

As I love this city and I’ve lived here long enough I want to tell yours where to go for a drink? I want to say that yesterday I discovered a very good spot for cocktails. I and my friend saw that place Alfies and decided to try it as […]
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A Winter Walk through Prague

First impression of Prague: cold. “So cold, so cold, so cold…” Bundled in the thickest winter clothes I could stuff into my backpack, my roommates and I wandered down Prague’s half-mile long Wenceslas Square, passing tall Christmas trees lit with color and wooden stands selling mulled wine. It was a […]
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Ireland: Glendalough & The Wicklow Mountains

If you are planning a trip to Dublin, Ireland, it would be worth your while to look into touring Glendalough & The Wicklow Mountains. Dublin is essentially just like any other city, which can catch some travelers off guard. When most people think about Ireland, they picture the green, rolling […]
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Top 5 Things To Do In Ireland

Travels of a Thirsty Scholar Ireland is famous for its art, natural beauty, and creation of what many consider the finest whiskey and beer in all the world– so grab a drink, a great book, and check out these amazing places that have inspired some of the greatest literature in […]
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Ireland: Explore with The Waterford Greenway

County Waterford is located in the “Sunny South East’ of Ireland. It’s famous for its beautiful beaches, Viking heritage and rich historical background. In the summer of 2017, they added to its long list of reasons to visit, with the opening of the new Waterford Greenway. It is a magnificent […]
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Getting your Nature Fix in Dubin

If you have ever thought of traveling to Dublin or even if you’re exploring there now, I hope that you’re already familiar with some of the well-known spots in town. Places like Grafton Street, Temple Bar, the Guinness Storehouse and Dublin Castle are all well-traveled and rightly so. They embody […]
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Schwarzwald: An Indian in the Black Forest

As a little girl, I used to pretty much salivate for those delicious slices of the ever-famous Black Forest Cake- fluffy, liqueur-rich whipped cream and black cherries sandwiched between intense chocolate sponge, topped with a generous helping of cocoa shavings. Talk about heaven! So you can imagine the sheer delight […]
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Welcome to Dublin, the heart of the Emerald Isle

Baile Átha Cliath, commonly known as Dublin, is the capital of the Republic of Ireland as well as the most populated and richest city of the Emerald Isle. Economically speaking, Dublin has seen considerable development in the last two decades that made this marvellous city become the heart of the […]
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Mexico: Oaxaca City and Area

Oaxaca City It is an early Sunday morning when I reach Oaxaca City in Mexico. So early, that I'm not even able to check in at the hostel. Instead, I leave my bags at the reception and start strolling the streets of the city. I watch how the light from […]
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Belgrade beer gems

Belgrade pubs may not be as famous as those of London or Ireland, but this city is indeed Serbia's beer-capital. It's not only that the best of pubs have all sorts of domestic beers you can't simply buy at a store; it's the welcoming atmosphere and the lively people that […]
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Budget Travel Guide: 5 Free Things to Do in Dublin

Can You Explore Dublin on a Budget? If you’ve ever visited Dublin, you know that it’s one of the most exciting cities in Europe-and it’s also one of the most expensive! As a grad student living in Ireland’s capital, I’ve had to learn how to have fun on a tight […]
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Top 5 Places to Visit in Belfast

  Belfast is a small city in comparison to others, but what it lacks in size, it definitely makes up for in character. For those who have maybe never been, Belfast is the main city of Northern Ireland. Northern Ireland has a population of around 1.8 million, hence the stereotype […]
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Discover the Cliffs of Moher in beautiful Ireland

What a View! I traveled to the Cliffs of Moher and found them absolutely breathtaking! Stunning! Picturesque! Intimidating, calming, beautiful. These Cliffs are utterly amazing. They stand 702ft tall and are located on the Atlantic Coast of Ireland. According to the Visitor Center, the Cliffs are one of the most […]
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Dublin: Enjoy Great Beer and Live Music in Ireland's Capital

Dublin, the capital of Ireland, is a city rich with history and culture. From the architectural marvels to the bustling little pubs and shops around every corner, Dublin is a divers and happening city. There is so much to explore and see in Dublin that the little time I spent […]
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Northern Ireland – Belfast and The Giant's Causeway

Northern Ireland – Belfast and The Giant's Causeway There's something about Ireland that makes everyone just fell in love with it! Maybe it's the music, the culture or just the incredible landscapes with the most amazing colors you can ever find. The truth is you can't help but believe there's […]
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United Kingdom love it or hate it

The begining After five years living (or surviving) in London, I guess I got an idea of how the United Kingdom and the British are like. I must say, when I moved to the UK, I was a young Spaniard running away from the recession in Spain and looking for […]
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Ireland best spot for a family day: Cork and Fota Wildlife

Getting around Cork If you've already seen Dublin and tasted the sweet-bitter-Guinness like urban life meaning Temple Bar, visited the list of museums (pubs) and listened for a 100 times the Molly Malone song, only then you're ready to leave Dublin for a new adventure. You need a bit of […]
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Magical Sligo on Ireland's Wild Atlantic Way

Just returned from a wonderful weekend getaway on the shores of Lough Gill in Co. Sligo, and having visited Sligo in the past was surprised and blown away by the stunningly beautiful scenery of the Lough Gill area. The weekend began with typical Irish downpours and it seemed with the […]
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On the coast of Bulgaria – driving to the tip of the most south-eastern point in mainland EU

Rezovo, Bulgaria, the most south-eastern point of mainland EU Summer in Bulgaria I decided to spend two months in Bulgaria this summer. It wasn't an easy decision – I was going to be on my own with my toddler son for most of the time. It […]
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Dublin, my life between a Guinness and Whisky

Every time I think about Dublin it makes me feel happy and excited. First things first. Before you arrive at your destination, you may want to plan ahead what are the places that you would like to visit, restaurants, bars, etc. Once we arrived in Ireland, we were picked up […]
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TOP 5 places to visit in South Ireland

When you're planning a trip to Ireland then I really recommend you to rent a car because it gives you so much freedom. Of course I was super scared during the first day while driving in left-handed traffic but actually you gonna get used to it pretty fast. Second day wasn't […]
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Dublin: the best spots

Dublin, also known as the Big Smoke is one of my favorite place on Earth for several reasons: live music, cobblestone streets, pubs and Irish people with their lovely Irish accent. I have lived in Dublin for a year while I was studying for my final year of Bachelor's degree […]
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Live a year in New Zealand

Are you ready to live overseas? The best part of travelling is that you can quit whenever you want. I arrived in New Zealand some weeks ago, and I can already say how beautiful it is. Everything seems to be very relaxed and chilled, also the well-known cities from the […]
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Teleport to Porterville

Small towns might seem boring in comparison to the fast pace living of city folk, but once you see it through the eyes of the locals, you will find that there is so much more to discover than meets the eye.  This is definitely the case for this beautiful South […]
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Top activities in Ireland during summer!

Dublin at night. Photo via Flickr. Ireland is fast becoming a place to visit. I only relocated here to live with my husband in 2012 but since then, I noticed the surge of tourists visiting this country especially during the “nicer” months of summer. Even my […]
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Northern Ireland – A newly discovered destination

A few years ago nobody would even think of going to Northern Ireland for a visit. Today things have changed and we are glad they did. Northern Ireland is today a very interesting destination, with many interesting things to see. First of all, if you are considering going there, don´t […]
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Dublin: Irish city of wonders

Sweny's Joycean Pharmacy What can you find in an old pharmacy? One day I was staring at the display on the front window of a quirky spot on 1 Lincoln Place. There were books in front of the shop, a retro looking bench and fancy hats at the display. It […]
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Ireland – A Different Experience at Inch Beach

Located along the southern shore of the Dingle Peninsula in County Kerry – a world famous region of green rolling hills, dramatic lava-stone cliffs, stunning ocean views and a completely unreasonable amount of sheep – is the wildly touristic Inch Beach. [single_map_place] Inch Beach [/single_map_place] The Beach is a roughly five kilometres […]
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The Best Places to Read and Write in Belfast

“Where can I get free wifi around here?” Everyone’s familiar with the standard image of the ‘hipster’ sitting in Starbucks and writing their award-winning and totally meta screenplay. And oh, how we scorn them! But the reality is, if you’re a writer, a freelancer, or anyone who can work from […]
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Belfast City : in the hearth of the Northern Ireland

Why Belfast?  I decided to write my first article about a city that means a lot to me : Belfast, also known by its Irish name Béal Feirste. First city that I lived in when I started traveling, and I had lots of good memories from there. If everybody heard […]
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Ireland: Travel and workaway

Workaway What is it? Workaway is a concept that's been around for years! The concept is to work for a host and in exchange you'll get food and border. It's a pretty sweet concept. In general you'll work five hours for five days and you'll have two days off. From […]
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A walk around Dublin sipping a Guinness

The city of Guinness beer Dublin is one of the places I love the most in the entire world! I'd wanted to go there since I was a little girl and I saw an episode of Chip'n'Dale Rescue Rangers set in Ireland in which the two chipmunks were helping the last leprechaun […]
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Destination of the Year 2016: Glasgow

National Geographic recently named Glasgow as one of the best destinations in the world for 2016. Now this Glaswegian can't pass up telling you why. Glasgow Clydeside We really have pulled our socks up, and it makes me proud to know we can shake off all […]
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France: Je Taime, Paris

After 2 years of wishing and saving money, I finally got to accomplish it. In November of 2015, I was finally getting on a plane for the first time to the continent which would show me live what so far I had learned in the History books. Destination Paris, Mademoiselle. […]
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Dublin: Beer, Cheer and some Green

The land of leprechauns and Giunness As a hungarian student, I am proud to say that I got to live in this beautiful place for 3 months, and oh, still I dream about the colorful streets, the hidden alleyways and the soft green grass in Dublin. This is a little […]
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England: London, to Baker Street and back

(For all you lads with little time on your hands, i've left a summary of my article right at the end for your convenience.) I've been a student in Ireland for the past five years now, so it is perhaps only expected to have found myself in London once again. This […]
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A Day in Salzburg

Why Go to Salzburg? Salzburg is famous for being the birth place of composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and the filming location for “The Sound of Music”, a 1965 American musical drama starring the famous Julie Andrews. Salzburg is the fourth largest city in Austria and situated near the German (Bavarian) border, […]
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Maynooth:Little Town in the outskirts of Dublin, Co. Kildare

  Maynooth Main Street The land of the leprechauns, or as others prefer to call it, the Emerald Isle, is a must have in your ‘To visit’ list. Do not get too anxious about the Irish weather, is not always cloudy in Ireland! Anyway, who will […]
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