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Captivating Catalan coast

Captivating Catalan coast

We found the Catalan equivalent of the Copper Coast.There is a national park out to the Cap de Crues, which is the most easterly point of the Spanish lands, next stop the Balearic islands, also populated by the Catalans.The road from Roses is quite narrow and up a mountain and not easy, as tour buses also use...
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Algarve appeals to all

Algarve appeals to all

The Algarve is really popular among Irish tourists and with fewer British travellers due to Brexit, the Irish are even more welcome this year.The town of Armacao de Pera, where the Holiday Inn is located is a former fishing village now a resort, not far from Albufeira and just one hour from Faro Airport or three...
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Holiday World Show 2020 at the RDS

Holiday World Show 2020 at the RDS

Holiday World Show Dublin returned for its thirtieth year at the RDS, Simmonscourt Dublin. Minister for Tourism Shane Ross made a flying visit there on Friday last for the official opening, in support of home tourism and noted the great attendance at the show. He did not get to the Waterford stand, despite a special...
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Sizzling Seville

Sizzling Seville

Seville was selected by Lonely Planet as the top city to travel to in 2018. During a recent visit to the Spanish city, it was clear to see why the capital of the Andalusia region attained such an honour. The city is the sun-soaked cultural capital of southern Spain and, impressively, is home to three different UNESCO...
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The grandeur of Granada

The grandeur of Granada

Granada is a charming city situated at the foothills of the Sierra Nevada mountain range in southern Spain. The Alhambra is by far the city’s most famous attraction and, on a visit to the city last October, it was abundantly clear to see why. This sprawling hilltop fortress complex encompasses royal palaces,...
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Perpignan, well worth a visit

Perpignan, well worth a visit

Perpignan, a city with a population of just over 122,000 is a southern French city near the Mediterranean coast and the border with Spain. Though settlement in the area goes back to Roman times, the medieval town of Perpignan seems to have been founded around the beginning of the 10th century. Historically, it was...
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Catalan France

Catalan France

Hilly scenery, quaint historic villages and wine country Mid September last, we paid a visit to French Catalonia.It has much to offer from the splendid coastline to dramatic hills that surround large areas of vineyards and vegetable production. Further inland you have the mighty Pyrenees that reach well over 2,000...
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Zip around Zagreb

Zip around Zagreb

Zip around Zagreb

This year we paid a very brief visit to Zagreb. They must be in the European champions league for Christmas.They won the award for best in Europe three times and no longer enter. The city of 800 000 people, a million with the surrounding area was described as dull over a decade ago and that shook them up and now is a...
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Girona and the Costa Brava

Girona and the Costa Brava

Girona and the Costa Brava

The Costa Brava has an image of lots of beach resorts on the interior is also worth visiting and we flew out to Girona to see a variety of places from the historic Catalan city, Girona and onto wooded forests and volcanic mountains. The tourism board wish to promote that there is more about the Costa Brava than...
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Visiting New York

Visiting New York

Visiting New York

We visited the Big Apple in May and tried out the New York CityPASS as a way of seeing some of the top sites like Empire State Building and best museums. It also allows you to get priority in queues. For $132 you get huge discounts and if you are in the city for three or four days it is well worth it. Also get a...
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