Author: aoife


Xela – a home away from home!

Quetzaltenango, or as its more commonly known Xela, was our home away from home for 2 and a half weeks in Dec 2017. Xela is the second largest city in Guatemala and one of the best destinations to learn Spanish as you get a true immersion in Guatemalan culture and […]

Europe, Latvia

Riga City Break

Our city break to Riga, the capital of Latvia, was our first time visiting one of the Baltic counties. We spent 3 nights in early December 2016. Accommodation for the weekend was Rixwell Old Riga Palace Hotel which cost approx €270 for a 3 night stay. This hotel was in a […]


San Cristobal de Las Casas Travel Guide

After the overnight bus (11hrs!!) from Oaxaca we arrived in San Cristobal de Las Casas, a city nestled in the mountainous area of Chiapas.  It is a much more touristy destination in comparison to the previous cities we visited. Western food e.g hamburgesa, pizzas etc can be found easily which […]


Toronto Top Things to See and Do

We went to Cuba via Toronto in March 2016 and decided to make the most of the layover and see what Toronto had to offer. Both are very contrasting places which made for an exciting and unforgettable holiday of different cultural experiences, views and appreciation.  We spent 2 nights pre-Cuba […]


Copenhagen Top Things to See & Do

We spent 3 nights in Copenhagen, Denmark’s capital city, in June 2015. Really nice city with a cool relaxed vibe. We stayed in Absalon Hotel for its good location (~400e incl breakfast) and bought the 72-hour Copenhagen card (~90 each). Our top rated things to see and do in Copenhagen: […]

Northern Ireland

Our Northern Ireland Stay-cation

Usually with a holiday or break from work, the mind and body thinks sun, sand and far far away, and a “stay-cation” in Ireland doesn’t typically fit this criteria. Gladly our pre-judgments were proven wrong and our trip to Northern Ireland was just the cure we needed. You just need […]


A Long Weekend In Budapest

Budapest is the capital of Hungary and an amazing city for a weekend break. We spent 5 days in Budapest in October 2016. Our top 5 things to see and do in Budapest are: Walk from Fishermen’s Bastion to Gellért Hill taking in all the sights, Explore Hungarian history by visiting the […]