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Stories from travels in

Europe

Castletown House, Co. Kildare, Ireland

If you’ve any sort of an imagination and are a fan of TV series like Downton Abbey, and Upstairs, Downstairs, you’d have a ball doing

The K Club, Straffan, Co. Kildare

When you can’t travel forward, and you don’t want to stay where you are, the only way to go is backwards. I’ve been making the

Walking the southern shore of Lake Balaton, Hungary

Travel has taken on a whole new meaning in the last twelve months or so. Thoughts of boarding a plane and visiting foreign climes have

Bázakerettye: the Dallas of Hungary and so much more

Rumour has it that how you spend the first day of a new year is how you’ll spend the rest of that same year. To

József Nádor Tér, Budapest

In the spring of 2016, József Nádor Tér made the news in Hungary. The square was being renovated in the name of urban planning. The

Csónakázó-tó, Nagykanizsa, Hungary

I was sure I’d seen all there was to see in Nagykanizsa and had dutifully written it up to share with others who might find

Keszthely, Hungary

The signpost welcoming visitors to Keszthely, one of the largest towns on Lake Balaton, says that it’s 775 years old. And indeed, it does have

Tapolca, Hungary

When himself read recently that Tapolca was featured on a list of the top 13 towns/cities in Hungary to visit, we figured we’d missed something.

Zalaszabar, Hungary, again

First-time visitors are easy. For them, everything is new. Repeat visitors are a tad more problematic. Don’t get me wrong. It’s great to see different

Szent György hegy, Hungary

The name Szent György hegy loses its magic in translation. The mundane St George’s hill doesn’t do justice to the beauty of the basalt homeland

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