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Ireland
Travels in Europe

Where kings reigned… The Hill of Tara…

As I walked through the Hill of Tara I almost heard… Kings.  In historic times, 142 Kings were to have reigned here in the name of Tara.  That is a lot of kings or it is a lot of time passed.  The Lia Fáil or Stone of Destiny was the coronation stone and it here where […]

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Switzerland
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Hiking in the snow? Count me in! Panoramaweg here we come!

Hiking in the snow? Well if you have not figured it out yet from my last post, I am not the “hiker” that some people are, but I am slow and steady.  I will get to my destination, it just takes me a bit longer.  Whitney, on the other hand, is in fine physical form […]

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Ireland
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Brú na Bóinne… Newgrange…

A quick stop at Howth Harbour Our tour started a bit later in the morning, which was nice, I could have a quick breakfast.  Off to the tour bus and off, we went to our first little stop, Howth Harbour.  It was nice to get a coffee and use the facilities before heading out to […]

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Switzerland
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What a journey… The Jungfraujoch… The top of Europe… how to get to the top…

Jungfraujoch How to get there! Our trip to Wengen started with a train ride from Zermatt.   This is the train to Wengen↓↓ Don’t forget the Swiss Rail Pass.  It saves more in the end!  We stayed a total of three nights in Wengen.  I totally recommend this lovely village.  Great for hiking, exploring and just relaxing.  Now, […]

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Switzerland
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Have you been to Zermatt?

The Matterhorn Amazing is the first word that comes to my mind.  Zermatt yes, but the Matterhorn, not the Disney version with the abominable snowman, but the “real” Matterhorn.  It consumes the skyline when you are in Zermatt and for good reason.   So incredible to even be here.  Once again Whitney and I are traveling the […]

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Ireland
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Finish the tour and have a lovely lunch in Galway…

Such a coincidence I sat next to an adorable young woman on my flight to Dublin.  She told me she lived in Galway and that she had spent the summer in Canada.  She was a nursing student and was in her third year.  Natasha.  She was full of life and energy and seemed happy to […]

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Ireland
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Breathtaking (literally), The Cliffs of Moher…

The Cliffs of Moher I am not sure what I expected.  I had seen these cliffs in movies, online, in pictures and on tourist sites.  To say I was excited to come and see these cliffs was an understatement.  Ireland is amazing.  The people, the island, the wild Atlantic way.   Taking a tour the first […]

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Ireland
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Dublin Castle… Not what you think it is…

Dublin Castle So here I am, lovers of castles and old things and much to my surprise, Dublin Castle is not the “old castle” that I just assumed.  We Americans just assume the word castle means old as dirt and tons of battles must have had here and dungeons, blood, guts and wenching.  Possibly royalty […]

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Ireland
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The Book of Kells was on Iona? Trinity College and the Book of Kells…

Ahh, the Book of Kells The Book of Kells.  It must be a book written by a monk order of the Kells?  Monks, yes, Kells, no.  My tour guide Brian was highly knowledgeable about this question and many other questions and he provided some great information.  The internet is amazing when looking stuff up and […]

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