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Guinness and Gambling: Ireland


Guinness and Gambling: Ireland

Living abroad, like anything has its pros and cons. One of the most difficult aspects about moving away from home is also leaving everyone you know. Of course, social media makes keeping in contact with old friends easy. But let's face it - following a best friends instagram feed or having a virtual conversation on skype is not the same as interacting, speaking and laughing with the ones who know you best. With that being said, one of the best things about moving away from home is having the opportunity to meet people from all walks of life. 


For the start of the new year I had the opportunity to mix the best of both worlds. My old, university life, with my new 'trivago' life. A weekend trip (my favorite) was booked from Dusseldorf to Dublin for 36 hours of Guinness in quaint irish pubs, gambling on soccer games, and most importantly spending time with people who make me smile. 


The weekend went a wee bit like this: 

irish driving

After a night out in Dublin, we woke up in the quaint and cozy town known as Carlingford. The sun was out, the grass was green & the view overlooked the mountains and the sea. What more could we ask for? 

1.  Good Morning, Carlingford. 

2. An Irish brunch 

A cozy breakfast bundled up with strong coffee, great craic and a warm fire. 

[ organic boiled eggs, sautéed cherry tomatoes, mushrooms & greens ] 

3. Place your bets

Drove to a gambling hall (?), bet on 8 soccer teams with the odds of winning 7,000 GBP

[ I lost by one game (I think this is how you get addicted) ]


4. Hiking with a View 

[ no caption needed - other than it was 'absolutely baltic' outside ] 

5. undocumented

Dinner and breakfast a la Rosie, Drinks in downtown Carlingford, Orior Factory 

6. fish, chips & Skerries 

The little fishing town of skerries was to die for. There was even an ice cream shop called storm in a teacup... real life. 

Moral of the story

 Get out of your town for the weekend and have old friends meet new friends.

This is what life is all about. 


Meet my talented friends 

orior by design | LAADMADE | Art Traffic | Stick & Bindle 


P.S. Thank you to the McGuigan's for hosting us for the weekend <3






Weekend Wanderlust: Cancún


Weekend Wanderlust: Cancún


LocationCancún, Mexico - September 2014.

Rested at:

Hotel Casa Turquesa 


Thoughts?  After residing in Germany for nearly 6 months I have come to realize that waking up and frolicking through the ocean on any giving morning is not exactly an option (insert the cliché saying "you don't know what you've got until it's gone" type of thing). For that I thank TBEX (travel bloggers exchange) for choosing Cancun as this years location for hosting an event in such a sunny location. Although a work trip it was nice to have the option to see the sunrise, or eat decent guacamole. Here are some of my favorite things about my short stay in Mexico!  


Guacamole  . It is not always readily available, nor do grocery stores make it fresh every morning - hence the phenomenon of what is Whole Foods.&nbsp;

Guacamole. It is not always readily available, nor do grocery stores make it fresh every morning - hence the phenomenon of what is Whole Foods. 



Hotel Casa Turquesa - Boutiquey enough for the anti-corporate, without losing the view.

Picture Donatella Versace in the 80s.


(how discovery channel of us) 

Most importantly, I miss the sunrises & sunsets


Speak soon,