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10 Unmissable pubs to visit in Dublin’s city centre

“Good puzzle would be to cross Dublin without passing a pub”, mused Leopold Bloom in James Joyce’s Ulysses. Yes (and it’s been solved), but why on earth would you want to?When I started, this list was 3 Unmissable pubs to visit in Dublin, then became five, then ten, then limited to the city centre – it’s just going to have to be a series I think… which may be no bad thing either. Just as a disclaimer, my preference is for old […]

Christmas and New Year’s Eve in Iceland

Despite appearances, I do like Christmas. Just not when the hype starts in September. But now that’s it’s December I can get into the Christmas spirit and there’s a few differences here in Iceland that I’m enjoying learning about. Here Christmas is called Jól, which we know as Yule, an ancient pre-Christian feast. Icelanders go for decoration in a big way and Christmas lights have been up on every possible structure for weeks. All thirteen days of Christmas from 24 December […]

Iceland on a budget - how to save money on your Iceland trip

Iceland on a budget: how to save money on your Iceland trip

With Wow Air Iceland is cheap and easy to get to from both sides of the Atlantic. However Iceland is insanely expensive. It’s expensive for travellers because the krona is so strong and it’s expensive for locals because everything costs so much. And that isn’t likely to change anytime soon. It is hard to go to Iceland on a budget – that said there are a few ways to save a few krona so here are a few tips on how […]

4250 The Greenland Shark, Hákarl, Bjarnarhöfn Shark Museum, Bjarnarhöfn, Iceland

Iceland: The infamous fermented Greenlandic shark

To save you reading the rest of this – the Greenland shark is actually not that bad. The Greenland Shark Museum Though you can buy shark in the supermarket I went to the Bjarnarhöfn Shark Museum (open 9-6 or 8 different signs say different things) 1000kr to see the process and for something to do. I hitched as far as the crossroads and then it’s about 5km through a lava field before arriving at the factory with various whale bones, […]

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