The Secret Madrid pay local prices

http://www.irishnomad.me/wp-content/uploads/2014/05/IMG_17911-190x127.jpg

We arrived in Madrid on a warm November day.  A bunch of my friends go away together for a weekend in Europe every November. Its a tradition now. No kids and a different city for the last 12 years. I …

Posted in Europe, Madrid, Spain | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 6 Comments

CHANGE If you don’t like your life change

http://www.irishnomad.me/wp-content/uploads/2013/11/photos-from-plane-3-190x142.jpg

“Not all those who wander are lost” Tolken

Posted in Daily Blog, Starting Over | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

This place is wrecking my head

http://www.irishnomad.me/wp-content/uploads/2013/11/2013-10-19-20.14.14-190x181.jpg

The decision has been made to emigrate. I will never call Ireland home again.

Posted in Daily Blog, Starting Over | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Tallinn Estonia 3 day guide

http://www.irishnomad.me/wp-content/uploads/2013/10/2013-10-20-15.47.30-190x107.jpg

Skype was invented in Estonia. Estonia in general has highest mobile phone usage in Europe if not the world, for every 100 people there are 120 mobile phones in operation.

Posted in Christmas Markets, Estonia, Europe, Tallinn | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Budapest – Secret locals tips

http://www.irishnomad.me/wp-content/uploads/2013/09/Budapest-Dec-2011-13-142x190.jpg

I decided to come to Budapest in the beginning of December as I love Christmas markets and I’ve been told by so many that this city is one of the most beautiful in all of Europe. I have to agree with that statement.

Posted in Christmas Markets, Couch surfing, Europe, Hungary | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

3 days in fabulous Belfast

http://www.irishnomad.me/wp-content/uploads/2013/09/belfast-15-190x142.jpg

  Belfast is a truly fabulous city.  I had not been there since 1987 when I went to visit friends attending university there.  I lay awake that weekend listening to gun shots and a bomb.  The city I took my …

Posted in Belfast, Europe, Ireland, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Bratislava Slovakia get there

http://www.irishnomad.me/wp-content/uploads/2013/09/Bratislavia-Dec-2011-39-190x163.jpg

Reason I’m here, Christmas Markets 🙂 On my mission to see all the European Christmas Markets. In my opinion there is no better way to get you in the Christmas spirit than to attend the Christmas markets in mainland Europe. My …

Posted in Bratislava, Christmas Markets, Couch surfing, Europe, Slovakia | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Naples – most under rated city in Italy

http://www.irishnomad.me/wp-content/uploads/2013/09/Napoli-Italy-June-2013-51-190x142.jpg

Im in shock more people dont come here. I would take this over Rome any-day, its far more authentic and alive. Cities like Florence are like feeding grounds for tourists and this is truly Italy.

Posted in Europe, Italy, Naples | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Rome behind the closed doors of Italy

http://www.irishnomad.me/wp-content/uploads/2013/09/Rome-12-190x141.jpg

We Saw all the sights, but included the coolest Italian piazza’s, great coffee spots, the best Gelato places.

Posted in Europe, Italy, Rome | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Zurich Switzerland is affordable

http://www.irishnomad.me/wp-content/uploads/2013/09/Zurich-June-2013-32-190x142.jpg

I decided a 72 hour pass was the way to go.  A one day pass would have been 13 Swiss francs but a 72 hour pass was 44, this translates to less than 40 euro and included in it was all trains, trams, boats and buses, the train from the airport included. 

Posted in Christmas Markets, Europe, Switzerland, Zurich | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment