Back! With BIG news!

It's been almost two months since I've wrote anything here on A Cultural Cailin, and WOW has it been a busy two months! And better late than never getting back to business :)   Last time here I was writing about how I would be spending...
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I’m Sorry Mom

To all those travelling souls with loved ones at home, especially at Christmas. I’m sorry Mom. I’m sorry I’m always away from home. I’m sorry that when I’m away, I don’t want to go back. I’m sorry I’m happy being so far away from you, dad, my...
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Baltic Weather – Think you could survive it? Take the quiz to find out!

Powered by Interact When the weather is actually Baltic.. Anyone who knows me knows that my favourite adjective for describing the Irish weather is “Baltic”. As soon as the temperature at home drops below 15 degrees, I immediately start...
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Stopover Holidays

I never understand when people complain about long stopovers. When I see a twenty hour stopover on my itinerary, my first thought is “Yay! Free holiday!” In the last 6months alone I have enjoyed “free holidays” in New York, Barcelona and...
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My Vapur Baby

Everyone has that one thing they can’t live without while travelling. My attachment has become so strong I don’t think I will EVER be able to live without my vapur bottle. Foldable, freezable and fantastic, it is genuinely my best travel...
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“Do what the locals do” – they said

Every guidebook, every blog, and every traveller has either said or heard that phrase. And I doubt I am the first to regret listening to it. After experiencing a day in the hospital, eight rounds of food poisoning, a little old lady getting hit...
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Work Your Way to Get Away

So you want to get away, but you think you can’t afford it. Don’t fret; there are always plenty of low cost options for the traveller willing to put in some hard work! In actual fact, the possibilities are endless. Websites like workaway.info,...
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The Fainá Identity Crisis

I know I say I love a new type of food every week, so please do take me seriously when I say that when I first tried Fainá in Buenos Aires last year I fell completely in love. Made from chickpeas (which I also love) olive oil, water and salt, I still...
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My Country Childhood

In the west of Ireland, life is a bit slower than in the rest of the world; especially if you’re a child. When people talk about the technology the children of today have, and reminisce about the technology they had, I’m usually left sitting...
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Where is “home”?

There's no place like home. But what happens when you feel at home in so many places? You have so many "homes" all over the world, but in each one you are thinking of your other "home". I often get asked why I keep travelling and moving around, and...
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