Blackrock Castle: Castellated Fortification

About 2km from the city centre of Cork is the rocky limestone outcrop that Blackrock Castle sits on. It has been a site of fortification since the late 16th century. The original tower was built by the citizens of Cork in 1582 to guard the water approach to the city from pirates and other raiders.Continue reading “Blackrock Castle: Castellated Fortification”

Discover The Blarney Castle and Gardens

Situated 8 km from Cork City is The Blarney Castle, originally dates from before 1200, when a timber house was believed to have been built on the site, although no evidence remains on this. Around 1210 this was replaced by a stone fortification. In 1446, it was rebuilt by Cormac Laidir MacCarthy, Lord of Muscry, whoContinue reading “Discover The Blarney Castle and Gardens”

Fall in St. Stephen’s Green

In the centre of Dublin, you can find a natural oasis in the form of St Stephen’s Green. Elegantly landscaped, this rectangular 22 acres park is filled with bright colours during the autumn season making it a stunning backdrop for a walk. It’s the ideal place when you want to escape the hustle and bustleContinue reading “Fall in St. Stephen’s Green”

Weekend Getaway: Youghal

Looking for a weekend getaway in Cork? You might want to consider Youghal (pronounced as Yawl), is a historic seaside town in East Cork that borders with West Waterford. The name Youghal comes from the Irish Eochaill meaning “yew woods”, which were once common in the area.  We enjoyed our weekend experienced here so we wanted to share the 3 bestContinue reading “Weekend Getaway: Youghal”

Top 5 Must-See Attractions in Legazpi City

Legazpi City known as the “City of Fun & Adventure” is the capital of the province of Albay in the Philippines. It is also considered as the largest city in Bicol Region in terms of population too. While hubby was running at the Mayon 360-Degree 80K Ultramarathon Race I was also busy hopping around the city of Legazpi; ticking my topContinue reading “Top 5 Must-See Attractions in Legazpi City”

A Must-Visit Attraction in Hong Kong

If there is only one thing you can do in Hong Kong, go to The Peak. If you have many things to do here, still go to The Peak. It is a must-visit attraction simply for its incredible views. Situated atop the highest point on west-side of Hong Kong Island, known as Mount Austin, andContinue reading “A Must-Visit Attraction in Hong Kong”

Day Trip in Lantau Island

Lantau Island, is the largest island in Hong Kong, lies at the mouth of the Pearl River. Its mountainous interior includes 934m-high Lantau Peak, known for its sunrises, and the area can be traversed by hikers on the 70km Lantau Trail from Mui Wo (Silver Mine Bay). It is a wonderful place to go to escapeContinue reading “Day Trip in Lantau Island”

A Quick Stopover in Malacca

Malacca or Melaka is the top state to visit in Malaysia, in its best location – a mere 2 hour-ride from Kuala Lumpur and 3 hours from Singapore. We had a quick stopover in Malacca for about 3 hours before going back to Singapore from Port Dickson. How to Maximise 3 hours in Malacca? A smallContinue reading “A Quick Stopover in Malacca”

It’s more than Surfing in Baler

Just 5 hours away from Manila, it offers a wide array of activities and interesting attractions that you will surely enjoy in Baler. Baler is well-known as a surfing spot to most tourists. But did you know that there is so much more to this beautiful town than just surfing?! A weekend getaway or aContinue reading “It’s more than Surfing in Baler”

One Day Tour in Ho Chi Minh City

If there were three things I remembered about Vietnam, they would be scooters, pho, spring rolls, and coffee.

Exploring Bohol For The First Time

In September 2015, we spent 3 days in Bohol. These three days were magical. We spent a day exploring the countryside and on a second day exploring the island and hanging around the white beaches. Apart from its many white sand beaches and world-class dive sites, Bohol is known for unique attractions that you can’tContinue reading “Exploring Bohol For The First Time”

Sweet Escape in Bangkok

Bangkok is full of fastidious decorated Buddhist temples – as you go from one to the next you’ll be continually blown away by the craftsmanship and meticulous details. But if you’d rather seek enlightenment in a gourmet meal, or dance the night away, you’ll also enjoy Bangkok – the restaurant and nightclub scenes here areContinue reading “Sweet Escape in Bangkok”