St Patrick’s Day Abroad

St Patrick’s Day Abroad

This is my 3rd year in a row being outside of Ireland for St Patrick's Day, by far my favorite holiday of the year. Christmas, Easter, Halloween, New years...all fun but Paddy's day beats them all hands down! It is just pure and utter madness.  At first I was quite sad to be away from home, away … [Read more...]

Loving Travel, Loving Life

Loving Travel, Loving Life

Fellow Blogger Travel with Papino recently blogged about travel bliss, a rare moment when the outside world seems distant and all you can do is bask in your surroundings. Be it someplace exotic, a moment with good friends, or a break from it all; when we capture these unforgettable moments on camera … [Read more...]

Love to You, and You and YOU!

Love to You, and You and YOU!

I just read a heartwarming blog post by fellow blogger Aaron, over at Blue Eyes in Korea, about how he asked his drama class to write Christmas cards to his Grandfather in which they talked about themselves and about what they liked about him. He writes, I wish I could be with my grandfather when … [Read more...]

Diversity is the spice of life

Diversity is the spice of life

Some Kimchi with your Turkey, Ajamma? Another cocktail or an Ice-cream Miss Clause? Some more fish stew with that Injera, Miss? With Christmas just around the corner, I am suddenly left reminiscing about all the other Christmas' spent abroad in distant lands, far removed from the traditional Irish … [Read more...]

I have a degree, GET ME OUTTA HERE.

I have a degree, GET ME OUTTA HERE.

What do you mean you DON'T want to eat beans on toast for the rest of your life??! I hear ya, I hear ya! You've just graduated and you are DELIGHTED. You slaved away for 3 months writing a thesis that, after writing, re-writing and re-writing again got you top marks. You spent 4 years living on … [Read more...]

17 wineries, 84 wines and 1 smelly cheese shop.

17 wineries, 84 wines and 1 smelly cheese shop.

Ahhh wine tasting. My favourite hobby on a friday night. So you can imagine my excitement at the thought of spending a WHOLE weekend tasting wine. This post will not be all that informative...we did not learn a whole lot about wine and often time the wine we liked the most was the cheapest of the … [Read more...]

The GREAT Ocean Road

The GREAT Ocean Road

After our amazing 2 week  road trip around New Zealand, I bid farewell to Ali, who had to fly back to Auckland. My parents and I flew to Australia to drive the Great Ocean Road from Melbourne to Adelaide, where we would be visiting Dad's cousins. Upon leaving Melbourne our first stop was the … [Read more...]

Fruit Picking in Australia – Just Keep Picking!

Fruit Picking in Australia – Just Keep Picking!

Following a string of unsuccessful jobs and my funds running too low for comfort (!!!) the time had come for desperate measures. There was only one viable option for me left and the one thing I had said I would under NO circumstances do. FARM WORK!!! Eugh. I live on a farm back home, so why on … [Read more...]

Guinness, Trucks and Antique cups

Guinness, Trucks and Antique cups

Mid January I decided to get out of Sydney and head down south to Melbourne. After one failied attempt at securing a ride share with some couchsurfers (sadly the car broke down 2 hours outside Sydney) I decided to splash out on a train ticket and a 13 hour journey. As luck would have it, it turned … [Read more...]

Pirates of the Pacific!

Pirates of the Pacific!

Everyone knows that spending New Years Eve in Sydney will be nothing short of spectacular. Everyone can picture the endless bursts of light as the fireworks explode over the picture perfect Sydney harbour, celebrating into the wee hours in some classy club with classy people or at some party on … [Read more...]