Wanderlust Journey

Wanderlust Journey

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International Restaurant Tipping Guide

May 17th, 2010 · 1 Comment

On our month-long trip to Europe last year, we made stops in a lot of different countries with a lot of different tipping customs. We started in England, went to Ireland, then German, Switzerland, Italy, Scotland, and then back to England again. The United States custom of 15% for good service and 20% for great […]

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Galway's King's Head Inn

August 10th, 2009 · Comments Off on Galway's King's Head Inn

We visited the King’s Head Inn on 26 July 2009. At the recommendation of my sister, we went to the Kings Head Inn on Quay Street and we were not disappointed. Since we had been braving the cold, scattered showers, and high winds at Aran all day, we were in the mood for some traditional […]

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Visiting the Aran Islands

August 10th, 2009 · Comments Off on Visiting the Aran Islands

The Aran Islands are a series of three islands sitting in Galway Bay. Inis Mór is the largest and most westerly island, Inis Meáin is the second largest sitting in the middle, and Inis Oírr is the smallest and located closest to Galway. The Aran Islands are best known for their breath taking views and […]

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Almara House B&B Review

August 6th, 2009 · 2 Comments

While I briefly mentioned the amenities at the Almara House B&B in my post about the first night in Galway, I thought the placed deserved a more in-depth description. The Almara House is a nine-bedroom bed & breakfast approximately ten minutes away from the main activity in Galway. If you don’t have a car, waiting […]

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First Night in Galway

August 6th, 2009 · 3 Comments

After the U2 concert in Dublin, we rented a car from Avis and made our way from the east cost of Ireland to the west cost. A three hour scenic drive on the M6/N6 (the M6 was under construction so we couldn’t take it the entire way), we stopped halfway at Athlone for lunch. The […]

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Driving Through Athlone

August 5th, 2009 · Comments Off on Driving Through Athlone

The events in this post happened on July 25th. After the U2 concert, we hopped into a rental car for the three hour drive from Dublin to Galway. Whereas Dublin is on the eastern side of Ireland, Galway is located on the western side. (see the Aran Islands directly to the west of Galway? we […]

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Lunch at the Brazen Head Inn

August 4th, 2009 · 2 Comments

After our Guinness Tour, we wanted to find some food so we asked the clerk at the Guinness store for a recommendation. Alan said that we had to check out The Brazen Head Inn because 1) they served Guinness (which, we later found out, is true of nearly every bar in Ireland); 2) they had […]

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Guinness Storehouse Tour in Dublin

August 3rd, 2009 · 1 Comment

The events in this post occurred on July 23rd, 2009. For our first taste of Dublin, we went on a tour of the Guinness Storehouse at St. James Gate. I am a big fan of stouts and of Guinness in particular, so it was something I looked forward to. Getting to the Storehouse was simple […]

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First Day in Dublin, Ireland

August 3rd, 2009 · 1 Comment

The events in this post occurred on July 23rd, 2009. After our pleasant Ryan Air flight from London Luton to Dublin, we hopped on a bus to get us to the Burlington Hotel. The airport is to the north of the city center and our hotel was to the south, so it took about an […]

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Ryan Air Flight: London Luton to Dublin

August 1st, 2009 · 1 Comment

When you fly on a “discount airline” in the United States, like Southwest or JetBlue, the experience doesn’t differ much from the non-discount airline like Delta or Continental. When you fly a discount airline in Europe, like Ryan Air, it’s significantly different. A La Carte Pricing We flew Ryan Air from London Luton to Dublin […]

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