YongPyong Resort – A Winter Wonderland

YongPyong Resort – A Winter Wonderland

Last weekend my friend Sonja and I headed to Phoenix Park and Yongpyong resort for a mini vacation. It was so good to get away for a few days and the scenery up in the mountains was spectacular. We spent all day saturday hitting the slopes in Phoenix Park ski resort which has a great variety of … [Read more...]

Lost in Latvia!

Lost in Latvia!

This is a travel article I wrote that was published in Backpacker Europe Magazine about....6 years ago!  Have you ever been ice-skating at 5am? Have you ever dunked your head into a frozen Baltic river when the temperature is -19° Celsius? Have you ever tasted the diverse and unfamiliar food that … [Read more...]

Eleven Cities Ice Skating Tour

Eleven Cities Ice Skating Tour

Having only been in The Netherlands a week everything is totally new and interesting.  At first I loved exploring the streets in the warm evening sun, walking over the canals and becoming mesmerized by the sheer number of bicycles in one city!!! Now, with night temperatures dropping to -14 and … [Read more...]

Snowing faster than an Irishman drinks

Snowing faster than an Irishman drinks

*Beep Beep* coming through, coming through! Crash. Bang. Brrrrrr. Who knew maneuvering a bike on ice would be so difficult?! Well put two clueless girls on a tandem bike, give them a push start across a frozen lake and the task is no less difficult! Transfer said girls to two separate trikes … [Read more...]

Seasons in the sun

Seasons in the sun

I don't often blog "Photo posts" as I am no photographer and have quite possibly the crappiest camera ever (thanks a lot homeplus.. Grrrrr) but I just got an idea for a post from my friend brooke (whose blog you can check out over at Jayoke). Seasons in Korea are very distinct and equally beautiful. … [Read more...]

“SHIVER ME TIMBERS”

“SHIVER ME TIMBERS”

"Shiver me timbers (or as we like to say in lil old Ireland "timber me shiversssssss!") it's damn cold outside!". But as there is not a lot one can do about the weather I may as well build a bridge and..GET OVER IT. Which is exactly what I plan on doing...except instead of building a bridge I'm … [Read more...]

Walking in a Winter Wonderland

Walking in a Winter Wonderland

Murphys Law: Pray for it to snow on Christmas every year since you were a child and it will never snow. Leave the country for 2 winters in a row, and it will snow more than it did it the previous 2 decades!! Typical!! Ever since winter starting to creep up on us in Korea, the temperature slowly … [Read more...]

Now THAT’S what I call STYLE!!

Now THAT’S what I call STYLE!!

Korean snowboarders are awesome. Well, their balance anint all that good and they seem to fall and their backsides too frequently for comfort BUT boy are their clothes too cool for school. Who are these ghetto-tastic guys and gals covered from head to toe in multicoloured designer snowboarding chic, … [Read more...]