Ireland

Hey there! This travel post is all about the Republic of Ireland. On my trip I travelled the South Island loop (Dublin-Cork-Galway-Limerick) with a few stops along the way.

Dublin

The capital of Ireland definitely has lots to do! Including Dublin Castle and the Guinness Storehouse but my favourite was the classic Irish pubs in and around the city. With traditional music singing and dance it’s a great experience. Plus the Irish are so merry and friendly it’s impossible not to smile.

Cork

During my trip I stayed in Cork and although the city itself wasn’t my favourite there are many things to do on day trips out of Cork. For example Blarney Castle and Gardens home of the famous Blarney Stone. The Castle isn’t anything out of the ordinary but the gardens around it are absolutely beautiful and could make excellent photo opportunities.

Galway

Galway was my personal favourite city we visited on our trip tp Ireland literally just because of the super cute markets and atmosphere of the whole town. Besides the town itself one of my favourite it places was the Cliffs Of Moher. They were beautiful and there was even some highland cattle 😂. Apart from that the view was gorgeous it was even worth almost blowing off the edge with how strong the wind was! We also visited Aillwee Cave which was certainly out of my comfort zone but I don’t regret it. It was a great experience for a first time caver.

Killarney

I didn’t do much in Killarney as it was just a stop on our way back to Dublin. But we did go to Killarney national park (which was beautiful) and got into a horse and carriage that went around the base of the mountain. It was quite nice to have a change of scenery from the back of the car. Our horse took us through the scenic route and back to our car. Although I didn’t see much of the town from what I saw of it it looked really nice.

Kilkenny

Same sort of thing here. We only stopped here for a couple hours to poke around the streets. We visited Kilkenny castle which was a reasonable size with a lot of antique paintings and old furniture.

That’s all for today I hope you found this post useful/informative. Have a great day! – Sophie

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Scotland

Welcome back! This post is all about the beautiful Scotland. Home of one of my personal favourite animals the highland cow. But of course there’s so much more to love about Scotland.

Edinburgh

The Scottish capital is home to Edinburgh Castle, Holyrood Palace and Arthur’s seat. The city itself is in the shadow of Edinburgh castle quite literally. The castle is several hundred metres above the ground and welcomes roughly 1.7 million visitors a year. The castle is well restored and has many exhibits that show case the brutal history of the city. Arthur’s seat is another landmark is Edinburgh it is a small mountain that ascends over the city and gives a great view. It is a relatively easy hike to the top perfect for first timers!

Inverness and The Highlands

Inverness is the ideal place to stay to explore The Great Scottish Highlands, as it is close enough that you can easily go out and explore on day trips and modern enough you can still enjoy small luxuries such as bubble baths and breakfast buffets. Some day trip ideas may include – Fort Augustus, Fort William, Foyer Falls, Loch Ness, Urquhart Castle and Culloden battlefield. It is a central point to a lot of great landmarks and exciting adventures.

Keep smiling! – Sophie

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”One day, you will wake up and there won’t be anymore time to do the things you’ve always wanted. DO IT NOW!

– Paulo Coelho

Paris

Hey, and welcome to this fortnight’s post!! I’m sooo excited for this one. I just recently travelled to Paris and let me tell you it is my favourite place in the world!! Soon you’ll see why! This post is all about the incredible food, architecture and culture that the city has to offer!!

Culture

Paris has it all !! (Including a great taste in fashion!) Even the stores themselves are antique, rich and beautiful. The best and probably most famous places to go shopping in Paris are Galleries Lafayette and Champs Élysées they’re really nice. Apart from the fashion aspect of their culture they live in complete luxury everything is edged with gold and marble it’s so pretty. Paris is also known for its art mainly the Louvre. The Louvre is the home of possibly the most famous painting to ever exist! The Mona Lisa.

Food

The food in France in general is mouth watering. I mean you think the pastries in your town are good I can just about guarantee that the French do it x10 better!! I don’t remember the names of the cafes we stopped at probably because we just wandered. But everywhere we went we never came across anything bad. To be honest they smell so good you could tell you wanted to eat there, as soon as you walked through the door.

Architecture

Paris is an architectural masterpiece. All the major monuments all line up and the whole city was deliberately designed and perfectly planned! Even the roads are organised in an orderly fashion. It’s insane! Especially for a city that’s hundreds of years old. Also the statues and building are all trimmed with gold!! (Because being made out of marble isn’t enough). It is a city of absolute luxury!!

My Favourite Places

  • Eiffel Tower
  • Louvre
  • Arch de Triumphe
  • Arch de Carrousel
  • Champs Élysées
  • Grand Palais
  • Trocadero
  • Seine River

Thanks for reading I hope you enjoyed the read!! Have a great day! -xoSophiexo-