Category: Travel

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Carnival – good for the soul

What links the streets of Rio de Janeiro with those of Belfast, Cork, Dublin, Kerry, Limerick, Sligo and Wexford? Carnival! Hip-shaking rhythms, colourful costumes, fantastical floats, heart-lifting song and dance – you don’t need blazing heat to enjoy the carnival spirit....

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6 causes of holiday stress – and their solutions

I’ve written before about how retreats – complete with breaks from the internet – can be much better for relaxation than a typical holiday. But sometimes it’s fun, sight-seeing, relaxing with friends and family, great weather, exotic food and drink...

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Reflections from Finland

As regular readers know, I moved with my partner from Ireland to Finland last September, to study a Master’s in Music, Mind and Technology at the University of Jyväskylä. We’re really enjoying the adventure; the Finns we’ve met have been...

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Anam Mara, Part 2: Seaside

My last post was Part 1 of my escape to a friend’s cottage in Donegal for a week of relaxation, reading, reflecting and recharging. This is the second of two posts about unforgettable Anam Mara! R(est) & R(eading), Lots Of After a grey,...