Our Surfing Adventure To Morocco

Our Surfing Adventure To Morocco

Time to look back and compare my trip to Morocco with my family in 2005 and my recent trip to Taghazout to go surfing with friends in early May. The two holidays could not have been any more different. Family Trip To Agadir, January 2015 In January 2005 I travelled to Morocco with my parents for a … [Read more...]

The Absolute Cheapest Flights On Skyscanner

The Absolute Cheapest Flights On Skyscanner

Browsing Skyscanner is a hobby of mine, so much so that I will have to start adding it to my list of skills on LinkedIn and on my CV! I could easily spend 1 hour every night browsing through various flight deals, dreaming of exotic destinations. Tonight, I have decided to share with you some of … [Read more...]

Battling Rabies in Africa

Battling Rabies in Africa

From riding in the back of an ex-army truck across Africa to battling rabies and drinking his own Urine, Irish travel writer and presenter Manchan Magan is not your regular D4 head! He may have grown up in Donnybrook but he is living a life far removed from the world of Yummy Mummies. He could … [Read more...]

My Top 10 Hostels Around The World

My Top 10 Hostels Around The World

Having stayed in 100's of hostels in over 40 countries and on 5 continents, I think it's be about time I shared my top 10 favorite hostels. These gems are the type of places that were so good, so welcoming and so jam-packed with facilities (despite their rock bottom prices) that I would return to a … [Read more...]

Sand, Smiles and Sore Feet

Sand, Smiles and Sore Feet

Sorry I have been missing in action from my blog for a few months now, but I have been VERY busy and still am. I am working full-time for an amazing organization called 'The Hope Foundation" and have also been working hard to get my Masters thesis finished. I also managed to fit in a weekend away in … [Read more...]

Weekly Photo Challenge: Two Subjects

Weekly Photo Challenge: Two Subjects

The first image is a photo I took of two child shepherds in the Bale Mountains in Ethiopia. The second and third images are just edits of the first one, which I cropped and decided to change to black and white. Brother and Sister, side by side. Two beautiful subjects. :) … [Read more...]

Who is Joseph Kony?

Who is Joseph Kony?

Who is Joseph Kony? Kony is a Ugandan guerrilla group leader, and head of the Lords Resistance Army (LRA). The LRA is known to have abducted and forced more than 30,000 children to fight for them, turning young boys into child soldiers and forcing them to kill their own parents or face death … [Read more...]

Dear Diary – Merkato Mayhem

Dear Diary – Merkato Mayhem

Phil emailed me today. Bad news. He made in from Uganda to Kenya but missed the only bus to Ethiopia. He is now planning on hitching a ride with some Somali truckers he met at a camp in Nairobi...sounds seriously dodgy! So I guess I will have to wait here in Addis Ababa until he at least makes it … [Read more...]

Dear Diary- Ethiopian Time Travel

Dear Diary- Ethiopian Time Travel

So I have been in Addis Ababa, the capital of Ethiopia, two days now and I'm happy to say I'm alive and well! It is the 12th August 2007 Western Time, but the 1st of December 1999 Ethiopian time. Confused? Yea, me too! Ethiopia uses the older Coptic Calendar which is 7-8 years behind the Gregorian … [Read more...]